Calendar

Jun
26
Wed
Helping the Grieving Child
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Helping the Grieving Child

Children experience grief over the loss of their families when they come into foster care, similar yet more challenging, then they do through divorce or death. There are many unknowns within the complicated family dynamics of each situation. We can help them understand and heal through caring conversations, story-sharing, and creative projects like memory boxes or journaling.

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

 

  • Learn the stages of grief that are common to all situations regarding loss.
  • Discover why loss in foster care is more complex and if unresolved can lead to lifelong problems.
  • Obtain tools to utilize with children to help them address their grief in healthy ways.

REGISTER HERE

Jul
24
Wed
Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: FASD Assessment and Intervention
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: FASD Assessment and Intervention

This webinar will focus on models of FASD assessment and intervention that are effective and well-suited for child welfare systems’ array of services. The attendees will learn about a brief consultation behavioral health clinic model for utilizing FASD-informed care to provide assessment, consultation, and links to supportive services. This model has potential to provide a quick and efficient pathway to diagnosis and services for children and families served in child welfare. Next attendees will learn about an evidence-based child and parent intervention that facilitates development of social-emotional functioning, self-control, positive behavior, and long-term mental health among children six to 12 years of age in foster or adoptive care who meet criteria for an FASD diagnosis. An adoptive parent of a child with an FASD will share insights about the experience and benefits of FASD-informed diagnosis and family-focused interventions and supports.

REGISTER HERE

Aug
29
Thu
Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Child Maltreatment
Aug 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Child Maltreatment

Promoting Positive Change in Communities by Confronting Poverty

Louisiana CASA is excited to host our third webinar series. This series is brought to you in partnership with the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund so we are required to ask participants certain demographic questions during registration. Once you register, an email will be sent to you that includes the link to join the webinar. We hope to see you there!

 

Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Child Maltreatment

The first in a series of public educational seminars, the presentation will explore how family poverty significantly increases the risk of child maltreatment and share research-backed findings on how economic adversity indirectly contributes to maltreatment. We will highlight promising prevention pathways that make a difference in the cycle of maltreatment by buffering risk factors and supporting vulnerable families.

 

REGISTER HERE

Oct
31
Thu
Disproportionality and Poverty
Oct 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Disproportionality and Poverty

Promoting Positive Change in Communities by Confronting Poverty

Louisiana CASA is excited to host our third webinar series. This series is brought to you in partnership with the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund so we are required to ask participants certain demographic questions during registration. Once you register, an email will be sent to you that includes the link to join the webinar. We hope to see you there!

 

Disproportionality and Poverty

Poverty intersects with other social determinants, such as racism and classism, creating structural vulnerabilities and evidence indicates impoverished children are disproportionately affected by maltreatment. Poverty, especially when combined with factors like parental depression, substance use, and social isolation, significantly increases the risk of child maltreatment. The presentation will discuss how these low-resource conditions contribute to disparities and why children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, race, and ethnicity face closer scrutiny and affect child maltreatment reports.

REGISTER HERE

Feb
27
Thu
Promoting Family Economic Well-Being Beyond Poverty
Feb 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Promoting Family Economic Well-Being Beyond Poverty

Promoting Positive Change in Communities by Confronting Poverty

Louisiana CASA is excited to host our third webinar series. This series is brought to you in partnership with the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund so we are required to ask participants certain demographic questions during registration. Once you register, an email will be sent to you that includes the link to join the webinar. We hope to see you there!

 

Promoting Family Economic Well-Being Beyond Poverty

Child poverty is rooted in decades-long trends of economic hardships among families across the nation. From the grassroots movement of United Ways, measures of financial hardships have emerged through the measurements of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). Join us in discovering the impacts of United Ways’ data collection and the ALICE movement that promotes well-being for families beyond poverty.

REGISTER HERE

Apr
24
Thu
Navigating Poverty Alleviation: Legislative Insights from Louisiana
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Navigating Poverty Alleviation: Legislative Insights from Louisiana

Promoting Positive Change in Communities by Confronting Poverty

Louisiana CASA is excited to host our third webinar series. This series is brought to you in partnership with the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund so we are required to ask participants certain demographic questions during registration. Once you register, an email will be sent to you that includes the link to join the webinar. We hope to see you there!

 

Navigating Poverty Alleviation: Legislative Insights from Louisiana

Join us for an informative webinar as we delve into the latest legislative developments in Louisiana aimed at combating poverty. Together, we will explore how the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) accounts for government assistance and its impact on poverty reduction, and we will highlight recent recommendations for budget adjustments and fiscal responsibility. The framework of sustained poverty reduction efforts will guide us to chart a path forward in poverty eradication.

REGISTER HERE