The Impact of Poverty on Youth and Families
Time & Location
About the Event
Nicole Klasey, Psy.D., & Nola Brantley
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 it. 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.
- 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.
9:30-10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:00-11:15 Self-reflection of socioeconomic upbringing
11:15-11:30 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
11:30-12:30 Historical context
12:30-1:30 Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:30-2:45 Poverty risk factors
2:45-3:00 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
3:00-4:15 Strategies to work with youth and families living in poverty
4:15-4:30 Q&A and evals
Meet Our Trainer
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!
Nicole Klasey is a clinical psychologist with 16 years of working with system-involved youth. She currently consults with agencies on trauma-informed care, programming for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC), vicarious trauma, and leadership development. Nicole has been training multidisciplinary audiences on trauma-related topics since 2015 and is an adjunct professor for undergraduate and graduate courses.
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.