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Mon, Apr 24


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School Based Support for System Involved Newcomers

Christine Highet

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School Based Support for System Involved Newcomers
School Based Support for System Involved Newcomers

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Christine Highet

Training Description

Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: Who do we define as system involved “newcomers” and where are they coming from? How does trauma impact system involved newcomer youth, communities, and those who work with them? Training will provide strategies and best practices for connecting with and supporting these system involved youth and their families, through cultural humility and multi-tiered systems of support.

Learning Objectives

● Participants will be able to identify at least 1 reasons for coming, at least 2 needs, and at least 1 challenge system involved newcomer youth face.

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 challenges that face system involved newcomers in the East Bay.

● Participants will be able to explain at least 2 ways they can better serve system involved newcomers and their families.


9:00- 9:10am    Introductions

9:10 - 9:15am  Guiding Questions

9:15- 9:30am    Reflections: Identity, Role, and Community

9:30-9:45am Who do we define as “newcomers” and where are they coming from?

9:45-10:00am Going deeper: What does this mean in our community right now?

10:00-10:15am Building Upon: Implementing Trauma-Informed Education Practices

10:15-10:30am Planning Interventions for working with systems-involved newcomers

10:30-10:45am Explicit Strategies

10:45- 11:00am Evaluation and Closing

Meet Our Trainers

Chrissy Highet (LCSW/PPSC) is a school social worker at Manzanita Community School in OUSD. She came to this role after working in elementary and middle school education for ten years, as a Spanish immersion teacher and then as a Clinical Intervention Specialist with Seneca Family of Agencies. Chrissy has led trainings for staff and families on a large range of subjects including trauma informed education, restorative justice, self care, coordination of student services, crisis response, and family and student engagement. She is originally from the east coast and currently lives in the Bay with her husband and her therapy dog, Revi, who also works at MCS.

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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