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Understanding Neurotypical Infant, Child & Adolescent Development to Better Support System-involved Youth & Caregivers

Nicole Kelly, PsyD & Nancy Acosta, PsyD

Understanding Neurotypical Infant, Child & Adolescent Development to Better Support System-involved Youth & Caregivers
Understanding Neurotypical Infant, Child & Adolescent Development to Better Support System-involved Youth & Caregivers

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Kelly, PsyD & Nancy Acosta, PsyD

Training Description

It is important for those who support system-involved youth to understand child development so that they can effectively engage with youth, identify neurodivergence, and understand the impact of trauma on development. This training will provide an overview of neurotypical development from infancy to adolescence. The more we understand about neurotypical development, the better equipped we are to identify-system involved youth who have developmental delays and understand the impact of trauma on their development.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to identify at least one characteristic of infant development.

· Participants will be able to identify one characteristic of childhood development.

· Participants will be able to identify at least one characteristic of adolescent development.

Agenda

10:00-10:15am  Welcome

10:15-11:15am  Infant development

· In utero development overview

· Birth – 2 months development

· 2months – 4 months development

· 4 months – 6 months development

11:15-11:30am  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

11:30am-1:00pm  Infant development, toddler development

· 6 months – 8 months development

· 8 months – 10 months development

· 10 months – 12 months development

· 1 year – 2 year development

· 2 year – 3 year development

· Vignettes

1:00-2:00pm  Lunch (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:00-3:15pm  Childhood development

· 3 year – 5 year development

· 5 year - 7 year development

· 7 year – 9 year development

· 9 year – 11 year development

· 11 year – 12 year development

· Childhood development models

3:15-3:30pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:30-4:45pm  Adolescent development

· Misconceptions about adolescent development

· Characteristics of adolescent development

· Adolescent development models

· Teaching parents of system involved youth about infant, childhood and adolescent development

· Vignettes

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.

Nancy Acosta is a bilingual therapist who has 7 years of experience working with trauma at a sexual assault center. She has provided services to children and adults in various settings including outpatient community mental health centers, college counseling centers, crisis centers, and in an integrated behavioral health setting. She has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. She has experience providing training and supervision to doctoral level graduate students in trauma related topics including crisis intervention, vicarious trauma, and grounding techniques. In addition to developing a training manual for a student training program at a rape and crisis center, she also has experience supervising practicum students and providing support to staff and advocates. Nancy has experience working as a behavioral health consultant with multidisciplinary staff to improve recognition, treatment and management of behavioral problems and conditions.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.5) 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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