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Tue, Aug 31


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School based support for system involved newcomers

Christine Highet

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School based support for system involved newcomers
School based support for system involved newcomers

Time & Location

Aug 31, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Christine Highet

Training Description

Training will address the following guiding questions for participants: Who do we define as “newcomers” and where are they coming from? How does trauma impact newcomer youth, communities, and those who support them? Training will provide strategies and best practices for connecting with and supporting these at-risk or system involved youth and their families, through cultural humility and multi-tiered systems of support.

Learning Objective

  • All participants will leave this session with greater knowledge about newcomer youth from Central America, including their reasons for coming, their needs, and the challenges they face.
  • All participants will learn more about newcomers in the East Bay.
  • All participants will leave this presentation with a better understanding of how we can better serve system involved newcomers and their families.


2:00pm- 2:10pm Introductions

2:10pm - 2:15pm Guiding Questions

2:15pm- 2:30pm Reflections: Identity, Role, and Community

2:30pm-2:45pm Who do we define as “newcomers” and where are they coming from?

2:45pm-3:00pm Going deeper: What does this mean in our community right now?

3:00pm-3:15pm Building Upon: Implementing Trauma-Informed Education Practices

3:15pm-3:30pm Planning Interventions for working with systems-involved newcomers

3:30pm-3:45pm Explicit Strategies

3:45pm- 4:00pm Evaluation and Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Chrissy Highet (LCSW/PPSC) is a school social worker at Manzanita Community School in OUSD. She came to this role after working in elementary and middle school education for ten years, as a Spanish immersion teacher and then as a Clinical Intervention Specialist with Seneca Family of Agencies. Chrissy has led trainings for staff and families on a large range of subjects including trauma informed education, restorative justice, self care, coordination of student services, crisis response, and family and student engagement. She is originally from the east coast and currently lives in the Bay with her husband and her therapy dog, Revi, who also works at MCS.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.0) 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.

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