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Tue, Apr 11


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Safety Planning with System-Involved Youth

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. and Nancy Acosta

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Safety Planning with System-Involved Youth
Safety Planning with System-Involved Youth

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. and Nancy Acosta

Training Description

At-risk youth can engage in many risky and dangerous behaviors including but not limited to drug use, running away, risky sexual behaviors, engagement in the commercial sex industry, etc. This training will cover risk assessments, safety planning strategies and resources in the community to be aware of. Participants will learn the necessary components of a safety plan and how to put one together.

Learning Objective

1. Participants will be able to explain the importance of safety planning.

2. Participants will able to explain how to complete a risk assessment with system-involved youth.

3. Participants will be able to identify at least 2 safety strategies which can be used to support system-involved youth.


3:00pm-3:15pm Welcome & Introductions

3:15pm-4:00pm Risk assessments

· What is a risk assessment

· Questions to consider for a risk assessment

· What to do with information gathered from risk assessment

· Risk assessment Q&A

4:00pm-4:45pm Safety strategies and vignettes

· Harm reduction overview

· Safety planning with harm reduction principles

· Small group vignette discussions and large group debriefs

4:45pm-5:00pm Closing and evaluations

Meet Our Trainer

Nicole Klasey is a clinical psychologist who has worked with trauma survivors for 14 years. She currently consults with agencies on trauma-informed care, programming for commercially sexually exploited youth, vicarious trauma, and leadership development. Nicole has been training multidisciplinary audiences on trauma-related topics since 2015 and provides guest lectures at local universities on human trafficking.

Nancy Acosta is a bilingual therapist who has 7 years of experience working with trauma at a sexual assault center. She has provided services to children and adults in various settings including outpatient community mental health centers, college counseling centers, crisis centers, and in an integrated behavioral health setting. She has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. She has experience providing training and supervision to doctoral level graduate students in trauma related topics including crisis intervention, vicarious trauma, and grounding techniques. In addition to developing a training manual for a student training program at a rape and crisis center, she also has experience supervising practicum students and providing support to staff and advocates. Nancy has experience working as a behavioral health consultant with multidisciplinary staff to improve recognition, treatment and management of behavioral problems and conditions.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.0) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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