Culturally Responsive Child Advocacy
This series from the National CASA/GAL Association aims to improve collective understanding of the racial disparity in the child welfare system.
The Current State and Climate of the Foster Care System
This session looks at the data and current realities of the foster care system set in a historical and socio-political context.
Date: Thursday, September 17 from 3:00pm-4:00pm CT.
Understanding Racial Bias and the Impact on Families of Color
This session explores how unconscious racial bias shows up in our advocacy work both interpersonally and institutionally.
Date: Thursday, October 1 from 3:00pm-4:00pm CT.
Tools for Closing the Gap
This session focuses on skill building and applying the knowledge gleaned from previous sessions. Skills include examining bias, evaluating equity, disrupting microaggressions, repairing racial ruptures and practicing cultural humility.
Date: Thursday, October 8 from 3:00pm-4:00pm CT.
All Children All Families: Advocating for LGBTQ+ Youth
This series from the National CASA/GAL Association aims to improve collective understanding of the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth and how CASA volunteers can best advocate for them.
Advocating for LGBTQ Youth
This session explains main challenges faced by LGBTQ youth, including statistics on: bullying, harassment, violence and over-representation in systems of care; identifies common barriers LGBTQ youth face in out-of-home care and resources available for advocates; and explores research on the importance of family response and adult support and how these responses impact outcomes for LGBTQ youth.
Date: Wednesday, September 23 from 2:30pm-3:45pm CT.
Advocating for LGBTQ Youth in the Education System
This session applies main challenges faced by LGBTQ youth to the education system and provides resources available for advocates.
Date: Tuesday, October 6 from 2:30pm-3:45pm CT.