2020 Colorado CASA Conference

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Join us for the annual Colorado State CASA Conference! This is a great
opportunity to network with other CASA volunteers and staff, learn from
inspiring keynote and breakout speakers, participate in best practice sharing, and more!

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Schedule

· Stage
Welcome and Kickoff
Jenny Bender
· Sessions
LGBTQ+
This session will cover the topic: Advocating for LGBTQ+ Youth
Karin Watervoort
· Sessions
Now what? On Becoming Anti-Racist Within Your Sphere of Influence
DE&I overview, complete the Sphere of Influence wheel and develope an action plan
· Expo
Live Vendor Chat
· Stage
Keynote - Jelani Freeman
Live Q&A with Jelani Freeman to follow
Jelani Freeman
· Sessions
Building a Relationship with Children Impacted by Trauma
This session will explore the impacts that trauma can have on children’s ability to build healthy, trusting relationships with adults
Kyle Bixenmann
· Sessions
Working with Respondent Parents
This session will cover the topic: Working with Respondent Parents
· Expo
Live Vendor Chat
· Sessions
Infant Mental Health
This session will cover the topic: Infant mental health
· Sessions
Workplace Culture
This session will cover the topic: Staff development and workplace culture
· Expo
Live Vendor Chat
· Stage
Keynote - Victoria Rowell
Victoria  Rowell
· Sessions
Older Youth
This session will cover the topic: Advocating for Older Youth
· Sessions
Empowerful
This session will cover the topic: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
· Sessions
Supporting Older Youth through and beyond CASA Programming: A Panel Discussion
Panelists will discuss the needs of older youth and how CASA programs are supporting them through the core CASA program and other auxiliary programs.
Candice Gottlieb Laura Arentsen Lily Sussman Mariah Emond Maggie Dawson
· Expo
Live Vendor Chat
· Sessions
An In-Depth Look at Inclusion versus Diversity
Explore the differences between being a diverse versus an inclusive organization and how that effects recruitment, retention, management and public perception
Zane Grant Tammy  Prutch
· Sessions
Mindset Coaching for the CASA Advocate
Learning the tools of self-coaching is the quickest way to go from feeling frustrated or upset to accepting your next case
Lisa Drake
· Expo
Live Vendor Chat
· Stage
Keynote - Adam Foss
Adam  Foss
· Stage
State of the State
A presentation on CASA across Colorado
Jenny Bender
· Stage
Awards
Annual awards recognizing outstanding advocates, staff, judicial and professional partners of CASA in Colorado

Speakers

Kyle Bixenmann
Kyle Bixenmann

Mount Saint Vincent’s Child Trauma Training Academy Manager

Laura Arentsen
Laura Arentsen

Advocate Supervisor, Kids in Court Program for Boulder Voices for Children

Candice Gottlieb
Candice Gottlieb

Youth Alliance Coordinator for CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties

Mariah Emond
Mariah Emond

Chief Operating Officer for CASA of the 7th Judicial District

Maggie Dawson
Maggie Dawson

Continuum of Services Manager for Advocates for Children

Lisa Drake
Lisa Drake

Life & Mindset Coach and Former Executive Director of CASA of DuPage County, Illinois

Tammy  Prutch
Tammy Prutch

Program Director for CASA of Pueblo

Zane Grant
Zane Grant

Executive Director for CASA of Pueblo, Heart of Colorado CASA & Arkansas Valley CASA

Karin Watervoort
Karin Watervoort

CASA Volunteer at Advocates for Children

Victoria  Rowell
Victoria Rowell

Award-winning actress, producer, international lecturer, advocate, and New York Times bestselling author

Adam  Foss
Adam Foss

Prosecutor Impact Founder and Executive Director

Jelani Freeman
Jelani Freeman

Community leader, attorney and inspirational speaker

Jenny Bender
Jenny Bender

Executive Director of Colorado CASA

Lily Sussman
Lily Sussman

Program and Data Evaluator of Colorado CASA

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