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Wed, Oct 18


Online Event

Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth Who Self-Harm

Nicole Klasey, Nancy Acosta

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Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth Who Self-Harm
Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth Who Self-Harm

Time & Location

Oct 18, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Nancy Acosta

Training Description

Many system-involved youth self-injure themselves and providers can struggle to know how to effectively support them. This training will provide you with a better understanding of non-suicidal self-injury. You will be able to identify the reasons for the behavior as well as strategies to support system involved youth who hurt themselves.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to identify at least one risk factor for self-harm.

· Participants will be able to Identify at least one reason system involved youth self-harm.

· Participants will be able to identify at least one strategy for supporting system involved youth who self-harm.


1:00 - 1:15pm  Introduction

1:15 - 2:45pm Self-harm overview

· Self-harm vs suicidal ideation/attempt

· Non-suicidal self-injury definition

· Non-suicidal self-injury examples

· Prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury

· Intrapersonal functions of self-harm

· Interpersonal functions of self-harm

2:45-3:00pm Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:00-4:45pm Self-harm safety planning and intervention

· Risk factors for self-harm

· Warning signs of self-harm

· Talking with youth about self-harm

· Harm reduction strategies

· Supporting youth with self-harm scars

· Behavioral chain analysis

· Vignettes to practice learned skills

4:45-5:00pm Closing and Wrap-up

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 (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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