Continuing Ed Trainings
Friday, July 25 - YWCA's Let's Talk About It: A Discussion on Breaking Down Barriers to Mental Health Care for Communities of Color
Panelists: Barbara Fountain, LPC, NCC; Thao Phan, LMFT-S, LPC-S; Catherina Conte, LCSW; Patricia Pickles, Ph.D.; Manuel X. Zamarripa, Ph.D., LPC-S
Join the YWCA in exploring the barriers that keep people of color from getting what they need to address mental health issues, and in sharing strategies to overcome those barriers. Their panel of experts from richly diverse backgrounds will discuss what the stigma and treatment looks like in different ethnic communities around mental illness, and how to change the conversation with family and friends so that mental health can be openly and positively discussed. This training is free and open to the public, and will focus on helping families and individuals affected by mental illness. The session part of the training will help mental health professionals improve their ability to provide culturally sensitive and proficient care. Bring your lunch and let’s talk about it! FREE to the Public. $20.00 CEU certificate available.
Time: 12:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd, Austin 78754
Monday, August 4 - 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. Visit our Family Finding webpage for more information on this new program. 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 - 1:00 pm
Location: CASA Training Room