8:00 – 9:00: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15: Opening Session & Plenary
Includes Whitney Gilliard, presenter & MC
Affiliate Awards – Awards of Excellence
Board Member Leadership Award & Champion Award
10:15 – 10:30: Break
10:30 – 11:45: Workshop Block I
12:00 – 1:45: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Includes presentation of the 2022 Karen N. Sibley CASA Volunteer of the Year Award
Keynote speech by Debi Grebenik
1:45 – 2:00: Break
2:00 – 3:15: Workshop Block II
3:15 – 3:45: Break
3:45 – 4:50: Workshop Block III
Opening Session Keynote Presenter & Mistress of Ceremonies
Founder & CEO
Gilliard and Company
Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Debi Grebenik, Ph.D., LCSW
Managing Director, Healing and Belonging
Registration has closed. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta on August 13!
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Conference Center
2450 Galleria Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339-3130
Directions & Parking
Please visit the hotel’s website to access directions.
A discounted parking rate at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly will be $6/car. To receive this discounted rate, you will need to identify yourself as part of the Georgia CASA Conference. Be sure to pay and to hang the parking tag in your car before joining the conference. The hotel will be at full capacity Friday evening and should the parking lot fill, additional parking will be available in the Cobb Galleria Deck off Galleria Drive for $10/day.
Click here to view the workshops listing.
Download handouts from the following workshops:
How to Build a Trauma Competent Organization – Debi Grebenik, Ph.D., LCSW, Managing Director of Healing & Belonging, Alia
Appointed to Advocate: Strengthening Your Courtroom Presence – Hon. Carolyn Altman, Judge, Paulding County Juvenile Court
Building a Year-Round Marketing or Awareness Campaign – Michelle Geiger, Senior Director of Brand & Digital Marketing, National CASA/GAL Association for Children
Courageous Conversations – Joy Ponder Bates, Recruitment & Training Coordinator & Ann Z. Mathis, Lead Advocacy Program Coordinator, Children’s Voice: CASA
Meeting the Needs & Providing Advocacy for Children with Complex & Specialized Needs – Audrey Brannen, Complex Care Coordinator & Hadley White, Care Coordination Treatment Unit, Therapeutic Support Specialist, Georgia Division of Family & Children Services
Promise of Permanency – Jerry Bruce, Director, Office of the Child Advocate & Angela Tyner, Advocacy Director, Georgia CASA
The State of Child Welfare – Melissa Carter, Clinical Professor of Law & Executive Director, Barton Child Law & Policy Center, Emory
Law School & Chris Hempfling, Principal, CGH Consulting
Be an Influencer: How Vigorous Case-level Advocacy Can Yield System Change – Jerry Bruce, Director, Office of the Child Advocate &
Angela Tyner, Advocacy Director, Georgia CASA
Questions about the conference? Contact Ali Jordan or call Georgia CASA at 404-874-2888.