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Georgia CASA Conference 2015 Handouts

Additional handouts will be posted as they are received from the presenters.

Workshops and Presenters

Workshop Block I: 9:45 – 11:15
Post-Secondary Options for Older Youth - Handout 1; Handout 2 - Dianne Lassai Barker, Secondary Education Initiative State Coordinator, Technical College System of Georgia; Lori Tiller, Public Service Assistant, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development/Embark Georgia; and SFC Richard Tyner, Recruiting and Retention NCO, Georgia Army National Guard

Privacy Best Practices - How to Manage Your Organization's Privacy Risk; Presentation Five Points - Jonathon Clough, Board Member, Children First, Inc. and Tony Waller, Executive Director, Children First, Inc.
Being the Best Witness - Brain Science Video Link - The Hon. Peggy Walker, Douglas County Juvenile Court

Understanding Poverty; Bibliography - Eileen Baynes, CASA of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit

Impact of Trauma on Children and the Child Welfare System - The Hon. Sandy Miller, Paulding County Juvenile Court

Skills and Strategies for Working with Fathers - Darrell Green, Staff Development Professional/Trainer, Georgia State University School of Social Work

Terminating Parental Rights - The Hon. Gerald Bruice, Enotah Circuit Juvenile Courts

Ice Breakers and Getting Acquainted Games - Mike Angstadt, Executive Director, Twin Cedars Youth & Family Services, Inc.

Workshop Block II: 1:15 –  2:45
Georgia's Child Welfare Leadership Panel (recording) - Brain Science Video Link - The Hon. Peggy Walker, Douglas County Juvenile Court (moderator); Michelle Barclay, Assistant Director, Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children, Administrative Office of the Courts; Bobby D. Cagle, Director, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services; and Ashley Willcott, J.D., CWLS, Director, Office of the Child Advocate

The Impact of Maternal Substance Abuse on Child Development - Dr. Karen Kuehn Howell, Assistant Professor, Emory University, Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Project and Emory Neurodevelopmental Exposures Clinic

Advocating for the Educational Needs of Children in Foster Care - Collette Hopkins, Ph.D, Director, Education Advocacy Project, Georgia CASA and Lisa Jones, Education Advocate
Delinquency Process for Youth in DFCS Custody- Randee Waldman, Director, Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic, Emory School of Law

Pregnant and Parenting Teens- Molly Casey & Carisma Harper, Teen Parent Connection, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children, Inc.

Recent Changes in DFCS Policies & Federal Law- Mitzie Smith, Policy Unit Manager, DFCS and Rachel Davidson, Juvenile Court Liaison, DFCS

The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Children; FY15 State Certified DV Shelters; Tipsheet - Kim Washington, Prevention Coordinator, DFCS

Forensic Interviewing: Tips from the Trenches - Amy Boney, CAC Director, Lighthouse Children's Advocacy Center

Workshop Block III: 3:00 –  4:30
Trauma, Resiliency and Best Interest of the Child - Jane Okrasinski, Attorney, Executive Director, Georgia Association of Counsel for Children

Georgia Youth Opportunities Initiative 101 - Sarah Bess Hudson, Lead Facilitator, Ga EmpowerMEnt, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children, Inc.

Building Trust among Teams: A Behavioral Approach - Katrina Johnson, PhD., Leadership Consultant/Psychologist, KCJ Consulting, LLC/Emory University

Honest to Good Permanency for Children with Complex Health Care Needs; Post Adoption Supports Disclosure - Karl D. Lehman, President & CEO, Childkind, Inc. and Kim Boykin, Placement Services Director, Childkind, Inc.

Understanding and Serving LGBTQ Youth; Action Planning Form; Position Policy; Statistics Activity Supplements; Terms & Definitions Activity Supplements - Nina Johnson, LMSW, Training Manager, CHRIS Kids

An Inside Look of Foster Care from a Foster Parent's Perspective - Denise Peacock, Coordinator of Foster Care Recruitment, The United Methodist Children's Home