Continuing Ed Trainings

Friday-Saturday, June 12-13 - TBRI for Advocates

Join us for the second series of trauma informed advocacy titled “Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for Advocates.” This 7.5 hour training is the second series of three designed to provide advocates with education, resources and support when working with children from hard places. This session will provide hands on resources and information on how trauma impacts the brain of children from hard places, what resources are currently available in the Travis County system, and tools to enhance trauma informed advocacy. TBRI was created by Drs Karyn Purvis and David Cross of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University (TCU). We have partnered with TCU as a member of the Travis County Collaborative for Children. Through this partnership we will offer regular trainings to CASA advocates in order to make the most informed recommendations for children by looking not at their difficult behavior, but to the trauma that underlies those behaviors.

Due to the extensive amount information to cover, a prerequisite for this training is that the advocate has either participated in a TBRI Info Session or has audited Class 11 of the CASA Volunteer Training. You may RSVP with your intention to attend Class 11 in the coming days. If you are unable to attend we will offer your seat to someone else on the list. Please note that space is limited and may fill quickly; we will try to make accommodations when possible. Dinner Friday evening, breakfast Saturday and snacks throughout will be provided.

Time: Friday, June 12, 6:00 - 9:00 pm and Saturday, June 13, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: CASA Training Room, 2nd Floor


Tuesday, June 23 - Brown Bag: Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse

Presenter: Kelly Liker, MD, Medical Director, Child Abuse Pediatrics with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas

The goal of the presentation will be to introduce the topic and educate lawyers about the role of the forensic medical evaluation for sexual abuse in the context of the multidisciplinary framework. The speaker will de-bunk some common myths surrounding what the evaluation is and how medical history is obtained and exam findings are identified.

This presentation will be held in the 126th District Court, located on the 4th floor (room 436) of the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse at 1000 Guadalupe Street 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. You do not need to be an attorney to attend. Attendees are always welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat in the courtroom during the presentation.

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

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

7701 N LAMAR BLVD STE 301 | AUSTIN TX 78752
PHONE: 512.459.2272 | FAX: 512.459.4550