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Wed, Jun 01


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Strategies for Supporting Health and Wellness for System Involved, At-Risk Youth and Families

Christine Highet

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Strategies for Supporting Health and Wellness for System Involved, At-Risk Youth and Families

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Christine Highet

Training Description

This training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we navigate, and help youth and families navigate, new and ever-changing health and wellness risks in our world today? How can we relearn and teach others how to connect safely and positively with others? How do we support at-risk, system involved youth and families in meeting basic needs as well as counteracting the negative effects of stress on the body, which begins at far too young an age? This training will provide strategies and best practices for creating health and wellness practices, at school, at home, and in the community in order to improve outcomes for system involved youth and families.

Learning Objective

Participants will be able to:

● Discuss data related to student health and school success

● Share strategies for morning routines, healthy eating, managing screen time, and being active

● Share resources with system involved and families in both English and Spanish


10:00-10:10am  Introductions

10:10-10:15am  Guiding Questions

10:15-10:30am  Challenges to our Health and Wellness

10:30-10:45am  Strategies to Reduce Stress and Trauma

10:45-11:00am  Morning Routines, Healthy Meals, Screen Time

11:00-11:15am  Resources of Our Community

11:15-11:30am  Planning Strategies

11:30-11:45am  Health and Wellness “Self-Care” Plan

11:45am-12pm  Evaluation and Closing

Meet Our Trainer

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 CEUs 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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