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Fri, Oct 13


Online Event

The Trauma of Homelessness for System Involved Youth and Families

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. and Kwonta Phatiphong

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The Trauma of Homelessness for System Involved Youth and Families
The Trauma of Homelessness for System Involved Youth and Families

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D.

Training Description

Giving the growing number of unhoused system involved youth and families, it’s imperative to understand the homelessness crisis. The training will provide an overview of the homelessness and how it impacts system-involved youth and families. Participants will also learn strategies to effectively support system-involved youth and families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to identify at least 1 reason people become homeless

· Participants will be able to describe at least 1 strategy to support homeless system-involved youth

· Participants will be able to identify at least 1 way homelessness impacts system-involved youth


1:00-1:15pm Welcome and Introductions

1:15-2:45pm Homelessness overview

· Impact of providers housing stability growing up

· Prevalence of homeless individuals

· Prevalence of homeless families

· Homelessness and LGBTQ+ youth

· Homelessness and foster youth

· Reasons individuals are homeless

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

3:00-4:45pm Homelessness overview, supporting homeless youth

· Contributing factors to homelessness crisis

· Incarceration and homelessness

· Trauma of homelessness

· Homeless youth and education

· Homeless youth and health disparities

· Support strategies

· Vignettes to practice learned skills

4:45-5:00pm Questions & Answers, and 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.

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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