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Tue, Jan 16


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Understanding Trauma with System-Involved Youth

Nola Kesia Brantley and Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

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Understanding Trauma with System-Involved Youth
Understanding Trauma with System-Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jan 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Nola Kesia Brantley and Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

Training Description

Given the patterns of trauma that system involved youth experience it is crucial for those who support them to have a comprehensive understanding of trauma. Understanding the areas of a youth’s life that may be impacted by trauma is important to consider for care and support planning. Trauma survivors can be triggered as a result of the trauma they’ve suffered and understanding this is key to providing them with compassionate and effective support.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to identify 3 ways trauma may impact system-involved youth.

· Participants will be able to identify 3 ways trauma may be triggered with system-involved youth.

· Participants will be able to identify 2 strategies for supporting system-involved youth who have experienced trauma.


1:00-1:15pm Welcome and Introductions

1:15-1:30pm Trauma Overview

1:30-1:45pm How Does Trauma Impact You/Youth?

1:45-2:00pm Trauma Impacts: Relationships/How We View The World

2:00-2:15pm Trauma Impacts: Self-Worth/Physical Health

2:15-2:30pm Trauma Impacts: Academic Performance/Ambition and Goals

2:30-2:45pm Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:45-3:00pm Trauma Impacts: Emotional Regulation/Self Concept

3:00-3:15pm Trauma Impacts: Brain Development/Behavioral Control

3:15-3:30pm Trauma Triggers

3:30-3:45pm Strategies to Support Youth

3:45-4:00pm Questions & Answers, Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Nola Kesia Brantley, CEO & Founder of Nola Brantley Speaks has become nationally recognized as a powerful Survivor voice for the issue of child sex trafficking through her moving and information packed public speaking. Her hard work and perpetual vigilance has brought both focus and concrete resources to this chronically underserved and largely unrecognized population of victimized youth. Nola’s approach aims to be holistic!

T Ortiz, A.K.A. Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, is an international Anti-Trafficking Activist and Foster Youth Advocate. Beginning her work in Oakland as an Inaugural WestCoast Children's Clinic Y.A.P. advocate and a co-collaborator and leader during the inception of M.I.S.S.S.E.Y, advocating for Measure Y funding, and keynoting Alameda County's first HEAT conference. T is a leading force in advocating for the civil and social rights of all people, with specialized expertise in highlighting the intersectionality between the child welfare system and domestic child sex trafficking. Her Federal work was vital in the passing of The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act and The JVTA (Justice For Victims of Trafficking Act). In 2021, she was Honored by NCMEC (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) as a “Hero Award” Recipient. In 2020, she was awarded “The Last Girl Award'' from Apne Aap International (India). In 2014, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the world”, a TIME Magazine “30 under 30” in 2013, and a GLAMOUR Magazine “Woman of the Year '' in 2011. Her work has influenced many organizations including The United Nations, Google, The U.S. Congress, The White House, The American Bar Association, The Aspen Institute, and The Johns Hopkins Institution. Notably, she has led a TEDx talk on Exploring Sexuality after Trauma. She has successfully petitioned the Associated Press to utilize practices conscious of survivor trauma and circumstance with her #NoSuchThingAsAChildProstitute Campaign. T is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Morgan State University holding a degree in Strategic Communications.

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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