Veteran education advocate Amy Trail, walks through the Special Education process step-by-step, explaining how to secure an IEP or 504 for a child with issues at school.
Join CASA of Central Virginia for a mid-day screening of Resilience, the increasingly popular hour-long documentary that discusses the science behind childhood trauma, and how to help families heal from it.
Join CASA of Central Virginia, HumanKind, and Bridges of Central Virginia to view Paper Tigers, a 1-hour documentary showing how one school of high-risk kids made huge changes in the span of one year. Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?
How do we best support kids who are getting ready to age out of Foster Care? What are their options for housing, employment, education, etc? Independent Living and Fostering Futures programs answer all these questions. Join us for an exceptional training led by the head of Impact Living Services as well as DSS experts on Fostering Futures. We will cover both programs in-depth and offer a Q&A time so you can gain a better understanding of how to support older youth as a CASA. We will actually be touring one of the independent living apartments as part of this training!
Join CASA of Central Virginia, HumanKind and Bridges of Central Virginia as we view Resilience, the hour-long documentary that discusses the science behind childhood trauma, and how to help families heal from it. The film will be followed by a group Q&A/facilitated discussion.
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.
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.
Hear how DARS can work with CASA to assist with reunification efforts on your case.