The Forum

Event Details

The 2023 Forum for Executive Directors and Program Directors will be at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark on March 29-30, 2023.

During this year’s Forum, CASA programs and key child welfare partners across the state will discuss how our work aligns and plan how we can best work together to improve outcomes for children and their families involved in the child welfare system.

The objectives are to:

  • Highlight initiatives around the state that are focused on permanency, particularly reunification
  • Develop action steps for the partnership of our organizations and future service related communication
  • Understand current trends in child welfare and CASA
  • Manage change for CASA Staff and Volunteers

This is a roundtable, and we envision an open space for conversation and discussion, and ask that you come prepared to provide input so that we can develop meaningful action items and next steps.

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 29 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 30 | 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Event check-in opens at 9:30 a.m. on March 29 in room Bluebonnet BC.

Meals Included
March 29: Lunch, dinner, and snacks
March 30: Snacks

Breakfast is included in your hotel stay.

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark
5615 Landmark Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78249 | Map
Parking is complimentary.

Information to book your hotel room will be included in your confirmation email, once you register.

Business casual

Wednesday, March 29
9:30 | Check-in opens, Room Bluebonnet BC
10:00 | Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:15 | Panel: Value of Collaboration and Partnership
10:45 | Hearing from our partners – DFPS and Community Based Care Providers (SSCC)
11:30 | Collaborative Family Engagement
11:45 | Lunch and networking, Room Bluebonnet A
12:30 | Hearing from Service Providers
1:30 | Hearing from CASA programs
2:00 | Provider/CASA small group breakout by geographic area
3:00 | Large group share out
3:30 | Break
3:45 | CASA discussion & updates
5:00 | Adjourn
5:30 | Happy Hour, Hotel Bar
6:30 | CASA dinner and celebration of new Executive Directors, Room Bluebonnet A

Thursday, March 30

8:45 | Welcome, Room Bluebonnet BC
9:00 | Guest speaker: Amy Cunningham, on Understanding the Negative Impact of Helping on Professionals
10:30 | Data trends in child welfare, CASA service and volunteerism
11:15 | Break
11:30 | Breakout sessions
12:00 | Large group share out
12:30 | Adjourn

Cancellation Policy
Full refunds will be granted if cancelled on or before February 17, 2023.

If you have any questions, contact Marketing and Media Manager Lindsey Lee at