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Mon, Mar 22


Online Event

Centering & Sustaining Relationships in working with At-Risk Youth

Christine Highet

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Centering & Sustaining Relationships in working with At-Risk Youth
Centering & Sustaining Relationships in working with At-Risk Youth

Time & Location

Mar 22, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Christine Highet

Training Description

Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: How do we connect with ourselves, celebrate our identities and share our stories? How do we connect with our colleagues, and request support when needed? Training will provide strategies and best practices for supporting at-risk students in connecting with each other, whether they are at school, at home, or living in out-of-home care. And finally, what are key strategies and ideas for doing this all online?

Learning Objective

  • Reflect on and share 3 identity markers
  • Identify 4 impacts of trauma on self, colleagues, youth, and families
  • Identify 3 specific strategies for connecting with colleagues at-risk youth and families


11:00am-11:15am Introductions and Overview

11:15am-11:45am Reflections: Identity, Role, and Community

11:45am-12:00pm Impact of Trauma

12:00pm-12:15pm Connecting with Colleagues

12:15pm-12:30pm Connecting with Students and Families

12:30pm-12:45pm Explicit Strategies

12:45pm-1:00pm Evaluation and Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Chrissy Highet (LCSW/PPSC) is a school social worker at Manzanita Community School in OUSD. She came to this role after working in elementary and middle school education for ten years, as a Spanish immersion teacher and then as a Clinical Intervention Specialist with Seneca Family of Agencies. Chrissy has led trainings for staff and families on a large range of subjects including trauma informed education, restorative justice, self care, coordination of student services, crisis response, and family and student engagement. She is originally from the east coast and currently lives in the Bay with her husband and her therapy dog, Revi, who also works at MCS.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.0) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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