Date/Time: June 11, 2019 , 10am-11:30 am
Sierra Vista Auditorium
(park in parking structure on Casa Street)
Nicole Perotti, CASA Advocate Supervisor; Kelly Wilson, Claim Specialist, SLO District Attorney’s Office
All children who are under the jurisdiction of the juvenile dependency court qualify as victims of crime and qualify for victim compensation. Learn about eligibility and access to resources and services for ALL children served by CASA.
- Brief overview of Victim Compensation
- Why this is important/how this relates to CASA and the children we serve
- Procedure for applying for benefits/accessing resources
- Overview of CASA’s collaboration with Victim Witness Office, CWS, and Martha’s Place to ensure that applications are submitted, and the children are receiving all needed services
- Types of services that Victim Compensation Funds can cover and dollar amounts/limits
You will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education.
Defining Mental Illness
Compassionate Engagement with Extreme States
Date/Time: June 19 , 2019, 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Morro Road Education Center
8005 Morro Road (Hwy 41), Atascadero
In this presentation we will challenge ideas, stigma and barriers, thereby gaining a deeper understanding of how people experience the mind, the system of care and one another. Participants will be given tools to take a safe and compassionate approach with persons who may be in an extreme state. They will use this knowledge to broaden perspective and transform the relationship between those who suffer and those who care for the betterment of all.
Molly Eisen-Kearns, LCSW & Jennifer Eisen-Kearns, LVN, CADAC
Molly Eisen-Kearns, LCSW
is a dynamic psychological health provider and advocate practicing the healing arts in private practice and the public sector. She has a broad range of experience across the nation with a wide range of persons who experience extreme states or distress. She has served within public and private systems as a direct care provider, program developer, supervisor, writer, advocate and peer. She has studied and shares compassionate approaches to mental health to understand and advance the human experience and transform suffering.
Jennifer Eisen-Kearns, LVN, CADAC II
has 20 years of healthcare experience with in the medical and mental health care sectors working primarily with vulnerable populations including persons experiencing HIV/AIDS, TB, homelessness, end of life care, victims of trauma and abuse and those with mental health and/or addictions issues that have gravely impacted functioning. Treating others with dignity and respect is the cornerstone of her practice.
You will receive 2.5 hours of continuing education.