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Fri, Apr 26

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Online Event

What Service/Support Providers & Caregivers of System Involved Youth Need to Know about Racial Trauma

Nicole Kelly, PsyD & Nancy Acosta, PsyD

What Service/Support Providers & Caregivers of System Involved Youth Need to Know about Racial Trauma
What Service/Support Providers & Caregivers of System Involved Youth Need to Know about Racial Trauma

Time & Location

Apr 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Kelly, PsyD & Nancy Acosta, PsyD

Training Description

Racial trauma is the cumulative effects of racism on mental and physical health. Given the disproportionate number of youth of color who are system-involved, it’s crucial for those who support system involved youth (SIY) to understand how racial trauma impacts them. This training will equip those who participate with increased understanding of racial trauma and strategies to support system-involved youth and families impacted by racial trauma.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

· Identify at least 1 example of racial trauma

· Identify at least 1 strategy to help system-involved youth cope with racial trauma

· Identify at least 1 strategy for discussing racial trauma with system-involved youth and their families

Agenda

10:00-10:15am  Welcome and Introductions

10:15am-12:00pm  Overview of racial trauma

· Defining racial trauma

· Intersectionality

· Self-reflection exercise

· Racial trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

· Racial trauma and PTSD video

· Influence of social media

· Racial trauma assessments

12:00-1:00pm  Lunch (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

1:00-2:30pm  Racial trauma overview (continued)

· Signs of racial trauma

· Impact of racial trauma on parenting

· Impact of racial trauma on young children

· Impact of racial trauma on school age children

· Impact of racial trauma on high schoolers

· Impact of racial trauma on communities

2:30-2:45pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:45-3:45pm  Supporting system involved youth &/or caregivers experiencing racial trauma

· Healing from racial trauma video

· Group discussion of supporting individuals

· Coping with racial trauma

· Organizational commitments

3:45-4:00pm Closing/Wrap up

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 (4.75) 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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