Training Class Details
Class Title: Apocalyptic Self-Care: How to Sustain Yourself & Others When the World Around You is Falling Apart
Class Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Class Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 4
Class Location: Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
[ Online ]
[ Online ], CA 94618
Class Trainers: Nicole Nelson
Class Description:

Webinar Access:


At the time you register, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Please be sure to include your email address when you register so that we can email the Zoom link and any training materials to you prior to the training.  The email with the Zoom link, instructions, and training materials will be sent to you a day prior to the training.



Apocalyptic Self-Care: How to Care for Yourself, Clients, and Families When the World Around You is Falling Apart


Training Summary


2020 has been a challenging year on many fronts, including a global pandemic, social change, multi-state fires, and an election year. All of these events take psychological and emotional toll on clients, families, and staff members and limit our ability to respond thoughtfully in trying times. This training will explore the factors that make these changes especially challenging for Youth Professionals, review key principles in sustaining mental health during multi-faceted crisis, and practice developing concrete action plans to use with staff and families.


Learning Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Participants will be able to identify key reasons that the current landscape presents exceptional challenges to the mental and emotional well-being of clients, families, and staff.

  • Participants will be able to explain to co-workers, peers, and/or supervisees key principles to safeguard against feelings of overwhelm that often accompany multi-faceted crisis.

  • Participants will have an action-plan for developing further strategies, resources, and tools to enhance well-being.


Presented by:


Nicole W. Nelson, LMFT

Nicole is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and training facilitator for the Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice. Nicole has over 10 years of experience managing programs that provide services via Wraparound, TBS, outpatient, residential, case management, and school-based models. Nicole has been offering behavioral trainings for over 5 years in California and Washington.


Kijafa Idalliah, MPA

Kijafa has an educational background in History (BA) and Public Administration (MPA). Her Seneca journey began as a youth and family specialist eight years ago, before moving into wraparound and permanency in community-based programs. In collaboration with a colleague she helped to launch the Seneca Youth Advisory Board and was promoted into a management position, Community Innovation. In addition, she sought to bridge the needs of direct care staff to the mission, values, academic curriculum as she became a master trainer for the agency. She is a skilled trainer and facilitation grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion for clients and staff in program throughout the agency, a well as provided continued supports for crisis response in community-based settings. She is new emerging agency leader with a non-tradition approach and trajectory, who’s style can best be described as energetic and eclectic.



Completion Certificates can be obtained by emailing:


We will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if

more than 15 minutes of each course content is missed. 




All registered participants must cancel 48 hours in advance, if no longer able to attend. Cancellation can be done electronically through registration confirmation email or by emailing


If you have any questions or would like to report a grievance, please contact:

Seneca Institute for Advanced Practice

8945 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605



In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in any trainings or events, please contact the Training Department at at least 5 days in advance of the event.


Training in Alameda and Solano County is provided in partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies and the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. Training in Monterey County is provided in partnership with Hartnell College. Training in Santa Clara County is provided in partnership with West Valley College. Trainings are provided in partnership with county child welfare agencies and funded through federal Title IV-E funds. Training in Contra Costa County is provided in partnership with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and Contra Costa Employment and Human Services Department.