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Georgia CASA Conference 2016 Handouts

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

Workshops and Presenters

Workshop Block I: 10:30 – 11:45

Live Stream Link for Identifying Trauma and Its Effects on Children - Hon. Sandra W. Miller, Paulding County Juvenile Court

Building Better Nonprofit Boards - Brad Ray, Deputy Chief Marketing and Brand Management Officer National CASA

The State of Child Welfare - Melissa D. Carter, Executive Director, Barton Child Law & Policy Center, Emory University School of Law
Forming Alliances: The Attorney-CASA Advocacy Team - Natalece Robinson, Staff Attorney, Fulton County CASA


Workshop Block II: 1:45 –  3:00

Live Stream Link for Education Advocacy for Youth with Special Needs - Dmetria Gibson, Director of Education Advocacy, Georgia CASA

Understanding Poverty, Handout 1- Eileen Bayens, Advocacy Coordinator, CASA Program for the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit

Post-Secondary Options for Older Youth: Move On When Ready & Embark Georgia - Lori Tiller, Public Service Faculty, J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, University of Georgia

Where Everybody Knows Your Name - Marketing Your CASA Program, Handout 1, Handout 2- Brad Ray, Deputy Chief Marketing and Brand Management Officer National CASA

Workshop Block III: 3:15 –  4:30
Preserving the Peace: The Value of Permanent Guardianships, Handout 1- Carolyn Altman, Attorney, Altman Law Firm

Medically Fragile Children Involved With the Child Welfare System: What You Need to Know, Consider, and Understand, Handout 1, Handout 2- Christina Mahoney, LCSW, Homebased Services Supervisor, Childkind

How to Protect Your Organization From Risk- Rachel Epps Spears, Executive Director, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Transitioning Youth: 10 Updates You Should Know! - Current and Former Foster Youth, Georgia EmpowerMEnt, Multi-Agency Alliance for Children, Inc.

Live Stream Link for Workshop Below...Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice: Georgia's Cold Case Project to Improve Permanency for Foster Children, Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3 - Mary Hermann, Kristi Lovelace, Amanda Dean, Karlise Grier and Diana Rugh Johnson, Cold Case Fellows

Supporting the Well-Being of Foster Youth through Community-Based Supports & Services: The Youth Development Approach - Carmen Callaway, Unit Director, Community Programs, Georgia Division of Family & Children Services