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2022 National CASA/GAL Conference Workshop Agenda

Annual Conference 2022

Workshop Agenda

The innovative and informative programming offered at the Annual Conference will help CASA/GAL local program and state organization staff, board members and volunteers enhance their knowledge, deepen their understanding of issues, and discuss promising practices that will advance our collective work. You will have the opportunity to hear directly from inspiring and knowledgeable workshop presenters who will provide exceptional learning opportunities on critical topics including advocacy skills and child welfare, leadership, diversity and equity, fundraising and more.

The workshop theme for Sunday, June 5th is the importance of families; Monday you can expect to experience workshops focused on the theme of resilience. Woven throughout the conference are workshops focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as professional development opportunities.


Please note: the workshop topics and presenters are subject to change. Registration for individual workshops will open at least 30 days from the start of the conference.

 

Workshop Agenda

Printable version of the workshop agenda. Topics and presenters are also listed below.

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Workshops on Sunday include:

Current as of May 18, 2022

Building Stronger Families

Gina Hall (Executive Director; Uplift Northwest)

What Judges Want You to Know: A Panel Discussion

Members of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children Judicial Leadership Council

Working with Children with Incarcerated Parents: Translating What the Research Shows into Practice

Dr. Joyce Arditti (Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

David McIntosh (Communications Officer, Schools, Education & Youth Engagement; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)

Transracial placements of children of color in foster care and the impact on development

Dr. JaeRan Kim (Associate Professor; University of Washington Tacoma)

High Adversity Resilience (repeats on Monday)

Michael Piraino (Founder; Resilience for Success)

Family Voices United + Collective Constituent Engagement Panel

FosterClub and Children’s Trust Fund Alliance

Supporting Kinship Families Through Resources and Long-term Supports

Angelique Day (Associate Professor; University of Washington School of Social Work)

Connect Our Kids: Family Search and Engagement Techniques and Tools (repeats on Monday)

Jessica Stern and Jelani Freeman (Connect Our Kids)

Changing the Narrative to Strengthen Families (repeats on Monday)

Amy Templeman (Director of Within Our Reach; Social Current)

Promising Practices: Fundraising for Your Local Program

Melynda Jamison (Executive Director; CASA of Lexington)

Prospect for Change: Re-imagining How to Manage Paradigm Shifts

Dr. Marilyn Stocker (Professor; Loyola University)

Promising Practices: Managing Local Program Growth to Serve All Children

Kathleen LaValle (Executive Director; Dallas CASA)

Family First: Implementation Updates, Emerging Considerations and Opportunities for Advocacy

Yasmin Grewal-Kök (Chapin Hall)

National CASA/GAL Strategic Framework

National CASA/GAL Association for Children

Workshops on Monday include:

Current as of April 6, 2022

Building a Supportive and Accepting Environment for LGBTQ+ Youth in Care

Amy Salazar (Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development; Washington State University Vancouver)

Best Practices for Bringing in Youth Voice: A Deep Dive Into the Youth Engagement Core Training

Angelique Day (Associate Professor; University of Washington School of Social Work)

Strategies for Avoiding Burnout

Dr. Marilyn Stocker (Professor, Loyola University)

Family Voices United

Representatives from Casey Family Programs and Project Partner Organizations

Working with Crossover Youth: A View from the Bench

Members of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children Judicial Leadership Council

Supporting Incarcerated Parents Using a Resilience and Social Justice Lens

Dr. Joyce Arditti (Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech)

Nonprofit Finances 101: Financial Statements and Chart of Accounts

Christian Spearow (General Manager, Bookkeeping & Accounting Services; Jitasa Group)

Lived Experience of Older Youth Panel: Making and Maintaining Connections and Networks of Support

Paula Carvalho (Program Officer, Youth Homelessness; Raikes Foundation), plus National CASA/GAL Akerman Scholarship Recipients

Strategies to Support and Engage with LGBTQ+ Youth

Amy M. Salazar, LMSW, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development; Washington State University Vancouver)

Promoting and Developing Resilience in At-risk Children and Families

Amy M. Claridge, Ph.D., LMFT (Associate Professor; Central Washington State)

Working with Latino Families Using a Cultural Equity Lens

Dr. Gino Aisenberg (Associate Professor; University of Washington Bellingham)


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