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Fri, Dec 18


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The Impact of Poverty

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The Impact of Poverty
The Impact of Poverty

Time & Location

Dec 18, 2020, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D., & Nola Brantley

Training Description

Growing up in poverty can have lasting impacts on youth and their families. It’s essential for providers working with foster youth to understand how their socioeconomic upbringing impacts their ability to understand poverty and the challenges to get out of poverty. The trainers will discuss strategies for more effectively engaging individuals and families in poverty and ways to empower them. It is imperative to understand challenges poverty presents and to address it as it can be a risk factor for a variety of unhealthy and dangerous situations such as mental illness, gang involvement, involvement in the commercial sex industry, etc.

Learning Objective

  • Participants will be able to discuss how their socioeconomic upbringing impacts their work with foster youth.
  • Participants will be able to describe the lasting impact of poverty on individuals.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least one strategy to better support youth and their families when living in poverty.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least one challenge for youth getting out of poverty.


9:30-10:00am Welcome and introduction

10:00-11:15am Self-reflection of socioeconomic upbringing

11:15-11:30am Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:30am-12:30pm Historical context

12:30-1:30pm Lunch Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

1:30-2:45pm Poverty risk factors

2:45-3:00pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

3:00-4:15pm Strategies to work with youth and families living in poverty

4:15-4:30pm Questions & Answers/Evaluation

Meet Our Trainers

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.

Nola Brantley, CEO & Founder of Nola Brantley Speaks has become nationally recognized as a powerful Survivor voice for the issue of child sex trafficking through her moving and information packed public speaking. Her hard work and perpetual vigilance has brought both focus and concrete resources to this chronically underserved and largely unrecognized population of victimized youth. Nola’s approach aims to be holistic!

This course meets the qualifications for (5.5) 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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