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Tue, Mar 30


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Facilitating Effective Virtual Education for Providers serving System Involved Youth

Kelsey Pacha

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Facilitating Effective Virtual Education for Providers serving System Involved Youth
Facilitating Effective Virtual Education for Providers serving System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Mar 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Kelsey Pacha

Training Description

This full-day course will support professionals in offering trainings to providers and parents involved with system involved youth. Participants will practice facilitation skills, experiment with activities, cultivate the skills needed to create measurable, specific objectives, and how to build a training based on those objectives. We will focus on how to create and facilitate engaging content that keeps young people’s attention in an online space. Participants will consider the needs of the audiences they will be presenting to, rehearse dealing with microaggressions, storytelling, and facilitating difficult conversations. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how to create and present training content to meet multiple learning styles and evaluate their effectiveness in delivering information in a virtual context to system involved youth.

Learning Objective

  • Learn how to identify learning objectives and create a sample agenda.
  • Practice/embody leading various training activities virtually.
  • Learn tips for creating an effective slide deck, and how to best leverage visual and verbal information, especially for system involved youth learners.
  • Identify the needs and strengths of trainee population within the context of foster care, juvenile justice, and other social service systems.
  • Practice answering difficult questions and dealing with microaggressions through roleplay.


10:00am-10:10am Introductions: name, gender pronoun, one thing to learn, what training you’d be interested in giving; objectives, agreements.

10:10am-10:50am Components of a training: materials and activities. Training worksheet.

10:50am-11:20am Facilitation 101/do’s and don’ts. Youth cognitive development & engagement.

11:20am-12:10pm Slide deck 101. Training worksheet.

12:10pm-12:40pm Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

12:40pm-1:20pm Storytelling and self-disclosure; telling a story with a purpose.

1:20pm-1:55pm  Difficult conversations and microaggressions. Roleplay with active listening/re-stating.

1:55pm-2:10pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

2:10pm-3:00pm Learning styles.

3:00pm-3:45pm Best practices and Theater of the Oppressed as one teaching/engagement tool.

3:45pm-4pm Wrap up/Questions and Answers/Evalautions

Meet Our Trainer

Kelsey Pacha, MA, M.Div. is a trans man who has worked with marginalized communities for 15+ years in a variety of settings. He holds a Master of Religion and Psychology, Master of Divinity, and Certificate of Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He is the owner of Kelsey Pacha Consulting, which supports the work of institutions and individuals in increasing their capacity for cultural humility and social justice-informed institutional change. Kelsey offers educational trainings and LGBTQ workplace policy expertise with an emphasis on practical skills, identity awareness, and personal empowerment. He regularly works with corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion officers and LGBTQ affinity groups, as well as legal, clinical, medical, and direct service (including child welfare and faith leader) personnel. For more information, visit or email

This course meets the qualifications for (4.75) 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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