This training provides a unique opportunity to hear from local community members who spent time in the foster care system growing up. Lynchburg City School Board Member Derek Polley, as well as Tarsha Joyner of Mrs. Joy's Absolutely Fabulous Treats, will both be sharing their experiences in foster care as children, as well as their journeys that led them to where they are today.
Purpose this Christmas to GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME (FOR KIDS, TIME = LOVE). Abused and neglected children need you. Join us for an hour-long video/slide presentation about the role and responsibilities of a Court Appointed Special Advocate, and how to become one.
This training is designed specifically for parents of students with special needs who may need modified diplomas, or struggle to pass SOLs to achieve graduation. Advocates and other community stakeholders who work with parents of special-needs students are also invited and encouraged to participate in this training.
This training will discuss tools and supports that parents and advocates can request from schools to better understand and support difficult behaviors in the school setting.
This one-hour documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress using community supports. CASA Volunteers will receive 2 education hours for attending.
Forensic interviewing is a first step in most child protective services (CPS) investigations, one in which a professional interviews a child to find out if he or she has been maltreated.
This training is designed specifically for parents who have students who may need instruction in the home environment. Advocates and other community stakeholders who work with parents of students with behavior difficulties are also invited and encouraged to participate in this training.
The documentary follows a year in the life of an alternative school that radically changed its approach to disciplining students, now focusing on understanding and treatment rather than judgment and suspension. CASA Volunteers will receive 2 education hours for attending.
CASA of Central Virginia's CASA Quarterbacks is hosting a Draft Party to recruit new volunteer advocates and supporters. Come learn from our guys what it takes to be a CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate - for children and how you can get involved in other ways.
Hear how DARS can work with CASA to assist with reunification efforts on your case.