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Across Texas, CASA is at the forefront of effectively advocating for a brighter future for all Texas children, and we want everyone to Tune In and take notice. Now is the time to dial in to the needs of the local CASA programs so that we can continue to broadcast our message to an even larger audience. Together, we can ensure that we are all on the same wavelength as we effectively grow our network and provide the highest level of advocacy.
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Registration for the 2018 Texas CASA Conference will open in August!
Th, F & S
F & S
3-Day | $325
2-Day | $275
3-Day | $425
2-day | $375
“Steve Pemberton was one of the most incredible speakers I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. His own personal story had the audience standing in ovation at the end.”
– Cyracom International
Opening Keynote | Friday 9:00-10:30 AM
Chief Human Resources Officer, Globoforce & Best Selling Author
Steve Pemberton’s triumphant life journey, now a major motion picture, is about defying the seemingly insurmountable odds of the path of the unchosen.
A Chance in the World, drawn from his critically acclaimed memoir of the same title, recounts how Steve was orphaned into foster care, then abandoned and betrayed by the very individuals entrusted with his care. Yet these challenges only fueled his desire to become a man of resilience, determination and vision.
Steve’s keynotes, like his life story, amplify his highly motivational messages: believe in your dreams, rise above obstacles, create opportunities for others, and most of all, persevere.
Thursday, Oct. 18 | 1:00 – 4:30 PM
WHY MUST WE “SEE” COLOR? MOVING TOWARD A RADICALIZED UNDERSTANDING OF CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES
Shari Johnson, LMSW, ACSW, The Traveling Diversity Professor
GETTING IT RIGHT FOR KIDS | PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP ASSESSMENTS
Bob Lewis, M.Ed., M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., Executive Director, Special Adoption Family Services
Connie Almeida, PhD, LSSP, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Fort Bend County
TOGETHER WE CAN! FAMILY ENGAGEMENT THAT HELPS CHILDREN & THEIR FAMILIES HEAL & THRIVE
Dr. Jill Stoddart, Director of Research, Development & Outcomes for Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region; Diane Randall, author of Trusting Loving Connections – A Trauma Informed Parenting Intervention; Kevin Campbell, Family Finding Model Author & Youth Permanency Expert
ADVERSITY, STRESS, & TRAUMA: FINDING THE PATHWAYS TO RESILIENCE
Daniel Keating, Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics, University of Michigan School of Education
friday, oct. 19 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY A-Z
Jamie Bernstein, Assistant Director, Supreme Court of Texas Children’s Commission; Cheri Leutz, Staff Attorney & CASA Supervisor, Dallas CASA; Diane Sumoski, Associate Clinical Professor, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
EXAMINING WHITE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE: THE JOURNEY TO AN EQUITABLE & INCLUSIVE ORGANIZATION!
Charlotte Caples, Chief Equity Officer, Charlotte Caples Consulting, LLC
THE POWER OF NETWORKS
Kevin Campbell, Family Finding Model Author and Youth Permanency Expert
UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA BASED CLINICAL TREATMENT & BEST PRACTICES FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE & THEIR FAMILIES
Katie Compton, M.A., LPC, RPT, CFLE, IMH-E (II), Licensed Professional Counselor
friday, oct. 19 | 1:30 – 5:00 PM
TAILORING TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE TO THE NEEDS OF ALL CHILDREN
Colleen Horton, MPAff, Policy Program Officer, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and Megan Mooney, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
TOWARDS US & US: CREATING SHARED WORLDS & UNDERSTANDINGS ON THE ROAD TO EQUITY, INCLUSION & RACIAL JUSTICE
Martha Ramos Duffer, Psy.D., Founder, Quantum Possibilities
THE NEW A.I. (APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY) – WHAT WORKS AND WHY
Dr. Jill Stoddart, Director of Research, Development and Outcomes for Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region; Diane Randall, author of Trusting Loving Connections – A Trauma Informed Parenting Intervention; Kevin Campbell, Family Finding Model Author and Youth Permanency Expert
WELL-BEING STARTS WITH ME
Debi Grebenik, Ph.D., LCSW, Chief Knowledge Officer, Alia
We’re heading to Denton, Texas!
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
3100 Town Center Trail
Denton, TX 76201 | Directions
Texas CASA has secured a room block with discounted room rates at the conference hotel as well as two overflow hotels. The room block will not be available until you have registered for the conference. The discount codes will be provided in your registration confirmation email.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center (Conference Location)
- $149 + 13% tax = $168.37/night for single & double
- $159 + 13% tax = $179.67/night for triple
- $169 + 13% tax = $190.97/night for quadruple
Discounted rates are available until September 27 or when the block fills up, whichever comes first.
Hilton Garden Inn
3110 Colorado Boulevard
Denton, TX 76210 | Map
Discounted rates are available until September 26 or when the block fills up, whichever comes first.
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THURSDAY | OCTOBER 18
Join us for live music on the Denton Square! Shuttles will be provided from the hotel.
FRIDAY | October 19
Featuring Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs and Opening Keynote Steve Pemberton
saturday | October 20
Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!
Jane Quentan Piper
Friends and Family of Melissa Jones
Dallas Women’s Foundation
Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union
Suzanne and Don Maloney
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