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Thu, Jul 25


Online Event

Understanding the Impacts of Intergenerational Trauma on System Involved Youth

Nola Kesia Brantley & Withelma TiOra “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

Understanding the Impacts of Intergenerational Trauma on System Involved Youth
Understanding the Impacts of Intergenerational Trauma on System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jul 25, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nola Kesia Brantley & Withelma TiOra “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

Training Description

Working with foster and juvenile justice involved youth can be challenging given the generational patterns of trauma, poverty, incarceration, etc. So, it’s essential for providers to understand generational trauma and how to work with foster and juvenile justice involved youth from a generational perspective. Without this perspective, we can have unrealistic expectations for youth and their families and encounter barriers to engagement. Providers will learn strategies to support system involved youth with generational patterns of trauma within their families.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to explain at least one way generational trauma can impacts system involved youth and families.

· Participants will be able to identify at least one reason a family member may not acknowledge a system involved youth’s trauma.

· Participants will be able to identify at least 2 unintended consequences when providers only serve the system involved youth and not the family as a whole.


1:00-1:15pm  Trainer and Topic Introductions

1:15-1:30pm  How the Generations Before Us Impact Our Development

1:30-1:45pm  Why Family Members May not Acknowledge Youth’s Trauma

1:45-2:00pm  The Impact of Not Understanding Generational Trauma

2:00-2:15pm  Intergenerational Patterns

2:15-2:30pm  The Impact of Unresolved Trauma

2:30-2:45pm  The Impact of Choosing Health/Health Vs Family

2:45-3:00pm  Parents with Unresolved Trauma

3:00-3:15pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:15-3:30pm  Health Disparities

3:30-3:45pm  Trauma and Epigenetic

3:45-4:00pm   Intergenerational Poverty

4:00-4:15pm  Intergenerational Incarceration

4:15-4:30pm  Community Supports Needed

4:30-4:45pm  Resiliency

4:45-5:00pm  What Can We Do and Wrap Up.

Meet Our Trainer

Nola Kesia 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!

T Ortiz, A.K.A. Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, is an international Anti-Trafficking Activist and Foster Youth Advocate. Beginning her work in Oakland as an Inaugural WestCoast Children's Clinic Y.A.P. advocate and a co-collaborator and leader during the inception of M.I.S.S.S.E.Y, advocating for Measure Y funding, and keynoting Alameda County's first HEAT conference. T is a leading force in advocating for the civil and social rights of all people, with specialized expertise in highlighting the intersectionality between the child welfare system and domestic child sex trafficking. Her Federal work was vital in the passing of The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act and The JVTA (Justice For Victims of Trafficking Act). In 2021, she was Honored by NCMEC (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) as a “Hero Award” Recipient. In 2020, she was awarded “The Last Girl Award'' from Apne Aap International (India). In 2014, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the world”, a TIME Magazine “30 under 30” in 2013, and a GLAMOUR Magazine “Woman of the Year '' in 2011. Her work has influenced many organizations including The United Nations, Google, The U.S. Congress, The White House, The American Bar Association, The Aspen Institute, and The Johns Hopkins Institution. Notably, she has led a TEDx talk on Exploring Sexuality after Trauma. She has successfully petitioned the Associated Press to utilize practices conscious of survivor trauma and circumstance with her #NoSuchThingAsAChildProstitute Campaign. T is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Morgan State University holding a degree in Strategic Communications.

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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