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Fri, Mar 24


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Strategies to Support System Involved Youth Experiencing Loneliness

Kwonta Phatiphong and Nancy Acosta

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Strategies to Support System Involved Youth Experiencing Loneliness
Strategies to Support System Involved Youth Experiencing Loneliness

Time & Location

Mar 24, 2023, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. 

Training Description

Many system-involved youth experience loneliness, especially those who are transition age youth. For many, separation from family, placement moves, and the COVID-19 epidemic have heightened the loneliness. Join us for a training to discuss the epidemic of loneliness and learn how to support system involved youth struggling with it.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to identify at least 1 risk factor of loneliness.

2. Participants will be able to identify at least 1 warning sign system involved youth are struggling with loneliness.

3. Participants will be able to identity at least 1 strategy to support system involved youth experiencing loneliness.


1:30-1:45pm  Welcome & Introductions

1:45-3:00pm Loneliness overview

· Prevelance of loneliness

· Loneliness vs social isolation

· Chronic loneliness

3:00-3:15pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:15-4:15pm Preventative and Support Strategies

· Risk factors

· Impact of loneliness

· Strategies to support system-involved youth

4:15-4:30pm  Closing

Meet Our Trainers

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.

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 (2.75) 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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