Tue, Mar 12|
Food and Your Mood-The Role of Nutrition in Positive Outcomes for System Involved Youth
Nicole Kelly, Psy.D.
Time & Location
Mar 12, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Nicole Kelly, Psy.D.
The role of nutrition in one’s wellness has been getting increased attention in recent years. The foods we eat impact not only our physical health but also our mental health. This training will provide an overview of how food impacts one’s mental health so social service providers, foster parents and natural supports are more equipped to have conversations with system-involved youth about their nutrition.
· Participants will be able to identify at least 1 way food impacts system-involved youth depression.
· Participants will be able to identify at least 1 way food impacts system-involved youth anxiety.
· Participants will be able to identify at least 1 way food impacts system-involved youth sleep.
1:00-1:15pm Welcome & Introductions
1:15-3:00pm Food and Mood Overview
· One’s relationship with food
· Food, trauma and foster youth
· How food affects your brain
· Diet vs nutrition vs wellness
· Connection between food and stress
· Strategies to address stress with food
· Food and sleep
3:00-3:15pm Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
3:15-4:45pm Food and Mood Overview (continued)
· Connection between food and depression
· Strategies to address depression with food
· Connection between food and anxiety
· Strategies to address anxiety with food
· Well-balanced diet
· Strategies to talk with youth and their caregiver
Meet Our Trainer
Nicole Kelly 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.
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.