Continuing Ed Trainings
Saturday, January 24 - Family Finding Volunteer Training
Please join CASA’s Family Finding Specialist, A.J. Barak, for an insightful look at how information on family members can be obtained through detailed case file and internet searches. This training also covers issues of attachment and identity and will give volunteers tools to communicate effectively with family members and youth. Family members of youth in foster care should be sought out at every stage of a CPS case. Therefore, every CASA volunteer should either utilize the Family Finding Program services or should obtain training to conduct a search of their own. Family Finding training counts as Continuing Education hours and volunteers are welcome to attend without joining the Family Finding team of volunteers - it may be helpful on your own casework! Meals will be served.
Learn more about our Family Finding program at http://www.casatravis.org/familyfinding
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CASA Training Room, 2nd Floor
Tuesday, January 27 - Brown Bag: Advocating for Medicaid Services for Foster Children
Presenter: Peter Hofer, J.D., senior litigation attorney with Disability Rights Texas.
The overall objective and purpose of the program is to provide participants with an overview of medically necessary health care services that foster children may receive under Medicaid. It will also cover the due process protections afforded to foster children who are denied benefits under the Medicaid program.
This presentation will be held in held in Judge Byrne's Courtroom (the 126th District Court) on the 4th 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, 1000 Guadalupe St, Austin 78701