Amplifying Advocacy Conference

Amplifying Advocacy Conference 2020

HANDS TO SERVE, HEARTS TO LOVE

***Registration will open February 1st***

Nelson Mandela once said “Safety & security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus & public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”

Those who pour into the lives of the community’s children often need a revival, a reminder, a revelation of the importance they play in building a safe and successful future for all. Whether one is a teacher, a peace officer, a social worker, a CASA advocate, or any number of other occupations which work to encourage children and to steer them towards a path of purpose; each individual needs to fellowship with other professionals and to refine skills needed to impact our youth.

Join CASA of Walker, San Jacinto, and Trinity Counties as we host Amplifying Advocacy: Hands to Serve, Hearts to Love – a two-day training conference held March 13th, 1:00-6:00pm and March 14th, 9:00am-5:00pm. Conference topics will include Domestic Violence and Children, Human Trafficking, Impacts of Substance Abuse, Mental Health, CFE and MORE. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet and network with fellow advocates (not just from our program, bur from others around the state as well).

Come refresh, renew, and reignite your call to serve abused children and hurting families. Conference is open to all CASA advocates, social workers, teachers, peace officers, and any number of other occupations which work to encourage children and to steer them towards a path of purpose. Registration cost is $35.00 for all CASA-affiliated registrants (advocates, staff, board members) and $50.00 for non-CASA affiliated registrants. Late registration begins March 3rd and will cost $60.00 for all registrants. Registration includes Saturday lunch, snacks, and all conference materials.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, March 13th

  • 1:00 – Check-In
  • 1:30 – Welcome
  • 2:00 – Break-Out #1
  • 4:00 – Break-Out #2

SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

  • 9:00 – Check-In and Breakfast
  • 9:30 – Welcome
  • 9:45 – Opening Keynote
  • 10:30 – Break-Out #3
  • 11:40 – Lunch
  • 12:15 – Lunch Keynote
  • 1:15 – Break-Out #4
  • 2:35 – Break-Out #5
  • 3:50 – Closing Keynote
  • 4:30 – Remarks and Closing

See below for sessions offered. More information about speakers and session details coming soon.

BREAKOUT #1 SELECTIONS:

  • CASA TRACK: Mental Health – Understanding Common Diagnoses in Foster Children, Victor Love
  • CHILD WELFARE TRACK: Internet Privacy
  • CFE TRACK: Introduction to Collaborative Family Engagement – A Statewide Partnership Between CASA & CPS

BREAKOUT #2 SELECTIONS:

  • CASA TRACK: Educational Needs and District Resources for Kids in Care
  • CHILD WELFARE TRACK: Understanding Domestic Violence
  • CFE TRACK: Introduction to Collaborative Family Engagement – A Statewide Partnership Between CASA & CPS

BREAKOUT #3 SELECTIONS:

  • CASA TRACK: Domestic Violence and Children
  • CHILD WELFARE TRACK: Human Trafficking: A Statewide Epidemic
  • CFE TRACK: Diving Deeper: CFE Tricks and Tools

BREAKOUT #4 SELECTIONS:

  • CASA TRACK: CASA Kids in Trouble – Working with Youth Battling the Juvenile Justice System
  • CHILD WELFARE TRACK: Bullying and it’s Impact on Kids
  • CFE TRACK: Diving Deeper: CFE Tricks and Tools

BREAKOUT #5 SELECTIONS:

  • CASA TRACK: CPS & Finance: Intro to Financial Resources Available to Kids in Care
  • CHILD WELFARE TRACK: Current Issues in Substance Abuse
  • CFE TRACK: CFE: Panel Discussion

Questions? Contact Janet Davidson at j.davidson@casaofwalkercounty.org