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Fri, Jan 15


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Increasing Capacity to Assess Culture with Youth and Families

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Increasing Capacity to Assess Culture with Youth and Families

Time & Location

Jan 15, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. 

Training Description

Assessing one’s cultural identify as well as experiences of discrimination and oppression become 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 assessment of culture, including discrimination, during the intake process. Participants will also be able to learn how to complete a culturalgram with youth and their families to gain a better understanding of their cultural influences.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.


2:00pm-2:15pm Welcome & Introductions

2:15pm-3:30pm Microaggressions & Assessing Cultural Identity

3:30pm-3:45pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

3:45pm-4:45pm Culturalgram

4:45pm-5:00pm 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 (2.75) 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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