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Download handouts from the following workshops:
State of Child Welfare: Current Policy & Practical Priorities – Melissa D. Carter, Barton Child Law & Policy Center, Emory Law School
Education Advocacy: What Works and What Doesn’t Work – Janet Goldin, DeKalb County CASA
Supporting Older Youth Transitioning from Foster Care – Candis L. Jones, LAPC, Georgia DFCS
Trauma STARs: An Overview of Trauma Informed Practice & Addition 1 – Rita Mathis, CHRIS 180
Building Board Engagement and Partnership with Your Board – Elizabeth Runkle, Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Affirming LGBTQ Youth in Care – Kalie J. Lounds, Hillside, Inc.
Resolving Conflict: What’s Your Style? – Lainie Jenkins, TLC CASA
Plans of Safe Care and Zero to Three: A Collaborative Approach – Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Handout 4, Handout 5, Handout 6 & Handout 7 – Judge Walker, et al.
Branding Fundamentals – Necole Merritt, National CASA Association
Writing Effective Court Reports – Angela Tyner, Georgia CASA, & Lori Pupp, CASA of Forsyth County
Managing Employment Law Risks in the CASA Workplace – Lori Shapiro, Employment Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
The Intimate Community: Strengthening Relationships to Support Families – Tammy Reed, Georgia DFCS
The Impact of Maternal Substance Abuse on Child Development: What Do We Know? – Dr. Karen Kuehn Howell
Handing Youth a Bullhorn: The Importance of and Best Practices for Raising a Youth’s Voice – Rachel Davidson, Office of the Child Advocate, & Chris Hempfling, Deputy Director and General Counsel, Georgia DFCS
Cultural Humility: I Don’t See Color – LaFayette Young, Jr.
Special Education 101: What You Need to Know to Start the Year Off Right – Leslie Lipson, Lipson Advocacy
Promise of Permanency – Jerry Bruce & Angela Tyner
The HOPE of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) & Addition – Deborah Chosewood, Prevention and Community Support (PCS) section, Georgia DFCS
Appointed to Advocate: Strengthening CASA’s Courtroom Presence – Judge Altman
Want a Good Plan? Get Strategic & Addition – Sayge Medlin, Public Service Faculty, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
Parental Incarceration and Its Effects on Children and Families – Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3 & Handout 4 – Dr. Christina Semple, The Community Groundbridge, LLC
Through Our Eyes: Legal Rights for Youth in Care & Addition – MAAC/Georgia EmpowerMEnt & Anthony Stovall
Questions about the conference? Contact Ali Darden or call Georgia CASA at 404-874-2888 or 800-251-4012.