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Mon, Jun 17


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Indigenous Perspective: How Collaborative Documentation Can Support System-Involved Youth

Nima Novak

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Indigenous Perspective: How Collaborative Documentation Can Support System-Involved Youth
Indigenous Perspective: How Collaborative Documentation Can Support System-Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nima Novak

Training Description

This training on Collaborative Documentation will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of its principles, types, and key elements. Through interactive group discussions, attendees will explore the cultural considerations inherent in collaborative documentation, including the importance of cultural sensitivity and ethical considerations. They will also delve into the benefits of collaborative documentation, such as strengthening community relationships and empowering system-involved youth. Practical tools and techniques for implementation will be shared, ensuring that attendees leave equipped with clear processes and procedures to support system-involved youth effectively. Learning activities will include: self-reflection, storytelling of real life examples and participant question time.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

● Identify and explain the 3 key principles underlying collaborative documentation;

● Identify and explain 2 benefits of using collaborative documentation with system involved youth;

● Integrate cultural considerations into collaborative documentation practices, as evidenced by their ability to specify at least two strategies for incorporating diverse knowledge systems.


2:00-2:10pm  Welcome, Community Norms, Participant Introductions

2:10-2:20pm  Resourcing the body activity

2:20-2:45pm  Definitions & functions:

● Understanding Collaborative Documentation

○ Principles of

○ Types and forms

○ Key elements of effective collaborative documentation

● Cultural Considerations in Collaborative Documentation

○ Importance of Cultural Sensitivity

○ Client preference

○ Incorporating Diverse Knowledge Systems

○ Ethical Considerations and Confidentiality

2:45-3:00pm  Definitions & functions:

● Benefits of Collaborative Documentation for System-Involved Youth and Families

○ Strengthening Community Relationships

○ Empowering Community Members

○ Enhancing Communication and Transparency

3:00-3:45pm  Definitions & functions

● Challenges and Solutions

○ Common Challenges in Collaborative Documentation

○ Strategies for Overcoming Barriers

○ Building Trust and Engaging Community Members

● Addressing Power Dynamics and Conflict Resolution

● Practical Tools and Techniques

● Implementing Collaborative Documentation within efforts to support system-involved youth

○ Establishing Clear Processes and Procedures

3:45-4:00pm  Questions & key takeaways & wrap-up

Meet Our Trainer

Nima Novak is an Indigenous Speech Language Pathologist. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She has worked extensively in marginalized communities, specifically in Oxnard with Indigenous preschool population and on the west side of Chicago, where she has seen first hand the negative effects of trauma on speech, language and fluency development. She is currently studying somatic therapies, Polyvagal Theory, Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) and Reiki to promote healing across the communities she serves, with the intention of loving kindness for all. Her focus on evidence-based practices and empirical research serves to bridge the worlds of healing and science which are often relegated to different categories. Nima’s holistic approach of resilience and education teaches how research-based mindfulness practices can be used to manage trauma in the body for both her students and colleagues experiencing the effects of secondary trauma. She is dedicated to empowering her students and all womxn to pursue their passions through the cultivation of resilience and self-worth. In her school based speech therapy and basketball coaching Nima takes a trauma-informed approach to support BIPOC and all students at every level.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.0) 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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