Protective Factors – Louisiana CASA Webinar Series

Join Louisiana CASA for our Building Strong Children and Families Learning Series. The fourth session in this public educational series is Protective Factors. Outcomes for children affected by trauma can be improved by helping them and their families build protective factors. Protective factors help to mitigate risks; they can help families to weather life’s stress and trauma with less damage. Through building protective factors we can help families develop assets and skills for handling life’s challenges more effectively. This presentation will focus on understanding the protective factors framework.


About the Speakers

Kara Georgi

Kara Georgi works at the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance as the Alliance Parent Partnership Associate and is an Alliance Certified Trainer for the Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work. She has incorporated the protective factors training into her home school district work with the PTA and into a schoolwide Community Café with staff and students and café nights for families. Currently, Kara is looking at ways she can bring the training to her local

police department and doing more with the Office of Mental Health. She is passionate about the protective factors and working in a strengths-based way. She truly feels it is essential to see the value of the work in the everyday moments of everyone’s life as we all work together for strong communities.

Cynthia Peterson, M.S.W.

Cynthia Peterson, M.S.W., has over 20 years of experience in child welfare including direct services to children, youth and families and programs and policy development. In her current role as a Strategic Consultant for Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, Ms. Peterson gathers and analyzes research on a variety of child welfare related topics and manages the development and maintenance of web and print content for the Information Gateway project, including leading National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Ms. Peterson also keeps the field, including Federal, regional, state, and county-level child welfare professionals, informed through presentations at national conferences, schools of social work, and meetings.

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