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Tue, Mar 19


Online Event

How Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness Skills Can Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Nicole Kelly, Psy.D. & Kwonta Phatiphong

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How Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness Skills Can Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth
How Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness Skills Can Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Mar 19, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Kelly, Psy.D., Kwonta Phatiphong

Training Description

Many system-involved youth and transitional age youth struggle to make sense of their emotions and regulate them in an adaptive manner. Without this knowledge, it can hinder goals and aspirations youth have. This training will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively support system involved kids and teens in increasing their emotional regulation skills. Additionally, many system-involved youth struggle to regulate their emotions and can dwell on self-defeating thoughts. Mindfulness is a helpful skill to help those that support system involved youth be present and engaged with them as well as a great skill to teach youth to practice so they don’t get lost in their thoughts and emotions. Participants will learn tangible mindfulness skills to practice with system involved youth.

Learning Objectives

· Identify at least 1 component of emotion regulation.

· Acquire at least 1 strategy for teaching emotional regulation skills with system-involved youth

· Explain mindfulness and acquire at least 2 strategies for teaching system-involved youth about mindfulness


10:00-10:15am Welcome and Introductions

10:15-11:30am Emotional regulation overview

· What is emotional regulation

· Emotional regulation and trauma

· Benefits of emotional regulation skills with trauma survivors

· Emotional regulation and challenges with foster youth

· Self-regulation of providers

11:30-11:45am Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

11:45am-12:30pm Emotional regulation overview

· Emotional regulation exercises for kids

· Emotional regulation exercises for teens

· Emotional regulation exercises for young adults

12:30-1:30pm Lunch (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

1:30-3:15pm Emotional regulation skills, mindfulness overview

· Emotional regulation practice

· Teaching emotional regulation skills

· Emotional regulation Questions & Answers

· Mindfulness definition

· Benefits of mindfulness

· Mindfulness and trauma

· Benefits of mindfulness skills with trauma survivors

3:15-3:30pm Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:30-4:45pm Strategies to practice mindfulness with system-involved youth

· Mindfulness and foster youth

· Mindfulness strategies for kids

· Mindfulness strategies for teens

· Mindfulness strategies for young adults

· Mindfulness Questions & Answers

4:45-5:00pm Closing

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.

Kwonta Phatiphong is  a Registered Psychological Associate with 6 years of counseling experience in clinical and social service settings. Experienced in supporting trauma and crisis, substance abuse, learning disabled, homeless, and low and high functioning client populations. Trained in substance abuse, Seeking Safety, TF-CBT, Motivational Interview, Crisis Prevention Intervention, Trauma Resiliency Model, and psychological assessments.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.5) 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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