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Mon, May 22


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Strategies for Increasing Engagement with Latino System Involved Families

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. and Kwonta Phatiphong

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Strategies for Increasing Engagement with Latino System Involved Families
Strategies for Increasing Engagement with Latino System Involved Families

Time & Location

May 22, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D., Kwonta Phatiphong

Training Description

Given the large number of Latino families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, it’s important to understand them through a cultural lens. Without understanding their history, challenges, and their resilience it’s hard to partner with them effectively. Participants will learn strategies to partner with Latino families so that we can support improve outcomes for system involved Latino youth and families.

Learning Objective

Participants will be able to:

1. Explain the importance of cultural responsiveness with Latino system involved families

2. Identify one barrier to engaging Latino system involved families

3. Identify at least 1 strategy to engage Latino system involved families


10:00am-10:15am  Welcome and Introductions

10:15am-11:30am  Overview of historical oppression and barriers

· Culturally-informed services

· Stereotypes of Latinos

· Barriers to treatment

· Impact of acculturation

11:30am-11:45am  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

11:45am-1:45pm  Engagement Strategies

· Protective factors

· Latino identity

· Strategies for engaging the Latino community

· Helping Latinos connect to mental health providers

1:45pm-2:00pm  Questions & Answers, Closing

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.

Kwonta Phatiphong is  a Registered Psychological Associate with 6 years of counseling experience in clinical and social service settings. Experienced in supporting trauma and crisis, substance abuse, learning disabled, homeless, and low and high functioning client populations. Trained in substance abuse, Seeking Safety, TF-CBT, Motivational Interview, Crisis Prevention Intervention, Trauma Resiliency Model, and psychological assessments.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) 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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