Join Louisiana CASA to learn how together we can change children’s stories
Published 11:30 am Sunday, August 15, 2021
Louisiana CASA is holding a 10-part educational series titled Changing Children’s Stories through 2022. Changing Children’s Stories will be online and presented by a statewide network of subject matter experts with first-hand experience working in the child welfare field. The educational series is free and open to all residents in Louisiana. It will be especially beneficial for social workers, educators, attorneys, judges, CASA volunteers, caregivers, and caring community members.
Child abuse and neglect affects thousands of children in our state, 1 in 7 children are a victim each year. Through Changing Children’s Stories, Louisiana CASA hopes to bring awareness to this issue and educate people on how we all play a part in preventing child abuse and neglect in our communities.
Changing Children’s Stories will go over a variety of topics focused on protective factors, strengthening children and families, and building stronger communities. The first three sessions are Early Childhood Experiences: What Research Tells Us About Brain Development (8/26/21) , Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities (9/30/21), and Resilience (10/28/21). For more information about Changing Children’s Stories, webinar topics, presenter biographies, and webinar registration, visit https://louisianacasa.org/webinar.
ABOUT LOUISIANA CASA: Louisiana CASA is the state organization for 17 local CASA programs serving 61 parishes in Louisiana. Louisiana CASA’s mission is to build, support, and advocate for a statewide network of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to speak for abused and neglected children. Our vision is that every Louisiana child be assured a safe and permanent home.