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Thu, May 11


Online Event

The Impact of Gender Inequality on System-Involved Youth and Transitional Age Youth

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D and Nancy Acosta

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The Impact of Gender Inequality on System-Involved Youth and Transitional Age Youth
The Impact of Gender Inequality on System-Involved Youth and Transitional Age Youth

Time & Location

May 11, 2023, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Nancy Acosta

Training Description

Gender inequality shows up in many ways from pay inequality, opportunities one has, exposure to violence, objectification, discrimination, etc. It's important for providers, foster parents, and natural supports to understand how gender inequality shows up and how to help youth and young adults when they experience gender inequality.

Learning Objective

1. Participants will be able to explain the concept of gender inequality.

2. Participants will be able to describe one way gender inequality impacts system-involved youth and transitional age youth.

3. Participants will be able to identify at least 1 strategy to support system-involved youth and transitional age youth experiencing gender inequality.


9:00am-9:15am Welcome and Introductions

9:15am-10:30am Intersectionality, Gender inequality in child welfare

• Our understanding of gender

• Gender stereotypes

• Intersectionality

• Contributing factors to gender inequity 

• Gender inequity in child welfare

10:30am-10:45am Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

10:45am-12:45pm Gender inequality in education, healthcare and employment

• Gender inequality in healthcare

• Gender inequality in education

• Gender inequality in employment

• What can we do

12:45pm-1:00pm 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.

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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