Increasing Capacity to Assess Culture with Foster Youth and Their Families
Time & Location
About the Event
Nicole Klasey, Psy.D.
Assessing one’s cultural identify as well as experiences of discrimination and oppression becomes crucial with foster youth and their families. Without this understanding, it will be a challenge to meet them where they are at and understand the experiences they’ve had and are having. In this training, we will talk about the ways in which culture influences us and ways to increase awareness of culture, including discrimination, during early information gathering efforts with foster youth and families. Participants will also be able to learn how to complete a culturalgram with foster youth and their families to gain a better understanding of their cultural influences.
- Participants will be able to describe the importance of assessing one’s culture with foster youth.
- Participants will be able to identify at least one strategy to assess one’s cultural influences.
- Participants will be able to complete a culturalgram with foster youth
9:00am-9:15am Welcome & Introductions
9:15am-11:00am Microaggressions & Assessing Cultural Identity
11:00am-11:15am Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
11:15am-12:45pm Culturalgram, Assessing cultural factors
12:45pm-1:00pm Closing and evals
Meet Our Trainer
Nicole Klasey 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 CEUs 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.