(From left: Meghan Johnson and Laurie Ayler)
In August, staff from Child Advocates presented at two national conferences. On August 16th, Laurie Ayler and Meghan Johnson presented at the 41st Annual National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA) conference in Dallas, Texas on the topic of vicarious trauma and the need for professional self-care and supportive organizational practices.
On August 25th, Executive Director Frank Cervone was a highlighted speaker in the opening plenary session titled "100 Years/100 Tips: Great Moments Giving Rise to Great Tips" at the National Association of Counsel for Children's (NACC) 38th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference in Monterey, California.
In September, staff member Allie Dolan will participate in a teleconference sponsored by the American Bar Association's Section of Children's Rights Litigation Committee. The topic is "Addressing Compassion Fatigue: An Ethical Mandate" and will be held on September 30th with a group of lawyers, social workers, and therapists versed on the topic.
The Center for Excellence in Advocacy continues to have a busy schedule training a variety of child welfare, educational, health care and human services agencies throughout the five county region, with fall trainings scheduled at Silver Springs Martin Luther School, Central MH/MR, Chester County Youth Center, Wordsworth CUA, and Delaware County CASA.
"How to Handle a Child Abuse Case" Volunteer Training
Wednesday, October 28th 8:30 - 4:30pm
CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 1010, Philadelphia, PA 19107
"Dependency Law Update 2015: A Review of Significant Appellate Decisions for Child Advocates Volunteer Attorneys"
Thursday, September 17th 8:30 - 10:30am (morning session)
*The morning session is geared toward Child Advocates Volunteer Attorneys. If space limitations arise, priority will be given to Child Advocates' Volunteer Attorneys.
Duane Morris LLP 30 South 17th St. Philadelphia, PA
"Dependency Law Update 2015: A Review of Significant Appellate Decisions"
September 17th 3:00 - 5:00pm (afternoon session)
Family Court of Philadelphia- 15th Floor Conference Room
1501 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA
ABA Section of Children's Rights Litigation Teleconference
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm