Wed, Mar 13|
Climate Crisis & Healing: How Facing Death Informs Life & Can Support Improved Outcomes for System Involved Youth
Vickie Xiao Rong Chang, PhD
Time & Location
Mar 13, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Vickie Xiao Rong Chang, PhD
The climate crisis may reach devastating proportions, as early as 2041, leading to death and suffering of unprecedented magnitude. As human beings, our relationship with the living Earth in all its forms sustains life. We are impacted by the climate crisis more than we know and conversely, our healing is inextricable from our relationship to the land. How do we face the rapidly changing environment with steadiness and courage? In this training, we will discuss the climate crisis, its connection to healing, and how supporting system involved youth and their families to face difficult truths can enhance life. These strategies are useful to prevent vicarious trauma & compassion fatigue and to enhance well-being for system involved youth and those that serve and support them.
· Identify at least 2 psychological impacts of the climate crisis and at least 2 healthy ways to respond within efforts to serve and/or support system involved youth and families.
· Identify three ways that the climate crisis is connected tohealing.
· Apply three somatic and psychological practices for responding to the climate crisis which can support improved outcomes for system involved youth and families.
2:00-2:15pm Describe the climate crisis from a scientific and indigenous perspective
2:15-2:30pm Identify ways that the climate crisis is connected to healing and well-being as a species.
2:30-2:45pm Review psychological research on the climate crisis and its impact on well-being
2:45-3:00pm Review psychological research on healthy responses to the climate crisis
3:00-3:15pm Share psychological and somatic practices for responding to the climate crisis which can be taught to system involved youth and families as well as those that support them
3:15-3:30pm Share collective responses to climate crisis which can support improved outcomes for system involved youth
3:30-3:45pm Practice skills together.
3:45-4:00pm Answer questions and offer support for practicing and teaching skills in within efforts to support system involved youth and families.
Meet Our Trainer
The daughter of Northern Chinese immigrants, Dr. Vickie Chang (she/her) was born and raised in the SF Bay Area. In her work as a psychologist, writer, and group facilitator, she is committed to personal and collective liberation. She is passionate about climate justice and supporting BIPOC/API healing in a variety of ways, including working with activist groups. For more on her background, see www.vickiechangphd.com.
This course meets the qualifications for (2.0) 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.