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Mon, Feb 26


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Strategies for System Involved Youth to Address Peer Pressure

Nicole Kelly & Kwonta Phatiphong

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Strategies for System Involved Youth to Address Peer Pressure
Strategies for System Involved Youth to Address Peer Pressure

Time & Location

Feb 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Kelly & Kwonta Phatiphong

Training Description

Peer pressure impacts many at-risk and system-involved youth. Developmentally, teens are seeking approval from their peers, placing them at heightened risk for succumbing to peer pressure. This training will equip participants to have conversations with system-involved youth about peer pressure as well as strategies to teach them for how to navigate peer pressure.

Learning Objectives

·  Participants will be able to identify at least 1 example of peer pressure.

·  Participants will be able to identify at least 1 negative impact of peer pressure.

·  Participants will be able to identify at least 1 strategy to help at-risk and/or system involved youth address peer pressure.


1:00-1:15pm  Introduction

1:15-2:45pm  Social influence

· Social influence

· Having a different opinion

· Group think

· Conformity

· Social roles

· Peer influence with system involved youth

2:45-3:00pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:00-4:45pm  Peer pressure

· Social influence and foster youth

· Social influence and social media

· Peer pressure

· Positive examples of peer pressure

· Impact of negative peer pressure

· Brainstorm how to support at-risk &/or system involved youth experiencing negative peer pressure

· Strategies to support at risk &/or system involved youth

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 (3.75) 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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