Date/Time: May 14, 2019, 1 pm - 3 pm
Location: SLO CASA Office
How to Talk about Race with Children
In this workshop we will explore issues around race—including how to approach the topic with children, and how holding white privilege affects these conversations.
Courtney Haile and Devin Kuhn-Choi, PhD
Courtney Haile co-founded R.A.C.E. Matters in 2016; in response to police killings of unarmed black men and a need for local dialogue about racism. Courtney holds a Bachelors in Communication and Masters in Ethnic Studies; and has facilitated workshops and discussions, spoken at rallies, and has spearheaded projects such as the SLO Welcomes decal campaign, and the R.A.C.E. Matters book drive for local schools.
Devin Kuhn-Choi has a Ph.D in Religious Studies and worked at Cal Poly as a professor in the Religious Studies program and Women's and Gender Studies Department for several years. Despite significant experience talking about issues of race, gender and sexuality with college students, Devin realized she needed more resources to discuss these topics with her own young daughter in developmentally- and age-appropriate ways, so she joined Raise Up SLO. Through her work with Raise Up SLO, Devin has helped develop curriculum and facilitate workshops in the Parent Participation Program on raising race conscious children.
You will receive 2 hours of continuing education.
Options for Recovery (OFR) Foster Care - Panel of Foster Parents
May 22, 2019, 2 pm - 3:30 pm
SLO CASA Office
Gail Wechsler and Nicole Perotti, CASA Advocate Supervisors
The panel discussion will include the following topics:
- which babies enter OFR foster homes
- the difference between OFR foster parents and non OFR foster parents
- what does the OFR foster parent do
- the relationship the OFR foster parent has with the child’s parents
- how CASA advocates and OFR foster parents can work together
You will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education.