Continuing Ed Trainings

Thursday, October 23 - Brown Bag: Intro to TBRI for Child Welfare Lawyers

Presenters: Heather Benzenhoefer, a licensed attorney practicing child welfare law in Travis County.  Ms. Benzenhoefer is a TBRI Educator and is a graduate of the TBRI Training for Professionals.

The purpose of this presentation is to give participants an overview of Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and discuss how TBRI can be used in the practice of child welfare law. Participants will view the video, "TBRI An Overview." The speaker will discuss how TBRI can be used in the practice of child welfare law. This presentation will be held in Room 118 on the 1st Floor of the Main Travis County Courthouse. There is NO cost to attend and NO need to RSVP to attend these sessions - seating is available on a first-come basis. You need not be an attorney to attend. Attendees are welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat during the presentation.

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: Travis County Courthouse, Room 118, 1000 Guadalupe St, Austin 78701


October 24-25 - Knowing Who You Are

Facilitators: Sonia Kotecha, Director of Community & Strategic Initiatives, and Lydia Garcia, Training Director, CASA of Travis County

This 1.5 day workshop explores race and ethnicity.  It is designed to help child welfare workers and child advocates guide the children they serve to develop healthy racial and ethnic identities.  This training will provide volunteers with practical ways to integrate race and ethnic identity work into day-to-day practice with all youth, regardless of race and ethnicity. The course also steers you towards tangible action plans that can help you instill a healthy racial and ethnic identity for your CASA child which will be crucial in him/her growing up to be a confident and positive individual. This training is required by all CPS caseworkers and many of our judges have also been through this valuable training.

Time: Friday, 5:30 - 9:00 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: CASA Training Room

RSVP: molly.latham@casatravis.org or 512.539.2981


Tuesday, October 28 - Special Family Finding Training on Communicating with Relatives

Family Finding volunteer training to go over interview techniques and confidentiality issues regarding speaking with relatives.

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: CASA Training Room

RSVP: aj.barak@casatravis.org


Tuesday, November 18 - Special Family Finding Training on Interviewing Children

Family Finding volunteer training to to review interview techniques for speaking with children about their family members.

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: CASA Training Room

RSVP: aj.barak@casatravis.org


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