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Tue, Oct 31


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Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth with Trauma Triggers

Nicole Klasey, PsyD, Kwonta Phatiphong

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Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth with Trauma Triggers
Strategies to Support System-Involved Youth with Trauma Triggers

Time & Location

Oct 31, 2023, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, PsyD

Training Description

Triggers are common for individuals who have been exposed to trauma. They can show up immediately or some time after the trauma. They can be confusing and difficult to navigate without adequate support. This training will provide an overview of trauma and triggers, common types of triggers and strategies to support system-involved youth and young adults who are being triggered.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to explain at least one strategy for educating system-involved youth about trauma triggers

· Participants will be able to identify at least 1 example of a trauma trigger

· Participants will be able to identify at least 1 strategy to support system-involved youth with a trauma trigger


12:30-12:45pm  Welcome and Introductions

12:45-2:15pm  Trauma trigger overview

· How trauma impacts memory

· Trauma, PTSD and triggers

· Internal trauma trigger overview

· Internal trauma trigger examples

· External trauma overview

· External trauma trigger examples

2:15-2:30pm  Break (No CE Hours will be offered for this time)

2:30-4:15pm  Supporting youth/young adults with trauma triggers

· Recognizing trauma triggers

· Impact of triggers and coping

· Examples of caregivers and staff triggering youth/young adults

· Supporting someone before having a trauma trigger

· Supporting someone after having a trauma trigger

· Self-care and trauma triggers

· Vignettes to practice applying learned skills

4:15-4:30pm  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.

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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