Continuing Ed Trainings

Wednesday, April 16 - 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. For more information on CASA's new Family Finding program, check out A.J.'s recent blog post. 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.

Time: 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: CASA Training Room

RSVP: aj.barak@casatravis.org


Monday, April 21 - 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. For more information on CASA's new Family Finding program, check out A.J.'s recent blog post. 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.

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: CASA Training Room

RSVP: aj.barak@casatravis.org


Tuesday, April 22 - Brown Bag: Travis County Family Drug Treatment Court

Presenters: Michelle Kimbrough, Coordinator of the Travis County Family Drug Treatment Court. Dr. Chuck Roper, Director of Parenting in Recovery. Laura Peveto, Prevention and Intervention Manager of the Travis County Health and Human Services and Veterans Services Office of Children’s Services.  

This session will provide participants with information about the Travis County Family Drug Treatment Court, a problem-solving court program that works with parents who are currently involved with CPS and the Civil Court system due to allegations of abuse or neglect related to their abuse of drugs or alcohol. The session will provide information about the drug court docket, including the functions of Drug Court and how the court works to help participants obtain long term recovery.

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: Travis County Courthouse, 1000 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, United States

This presentation will be held in Judge Byrne's Courtroom (the 126th District Court) on the 4th Floor of the Main Travis County Courthouse at 1000 Guadalupe in Austin. There is no cost to attend and no need to RSVP to attend these sessions - seating is available on a first-come basis. Attendees are always welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat in the courtroom during the presentation.

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