Support Center for Child Advocates Newsletter

11th Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic!

Dust off your clubs and get ready to join us at the 11th Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club! 

Choose from two amazing and challenging courses; Wissahickon or Militia Hill. Golfweek ranked Wissahickon as a "30th Classic Golf Course in the United States." Militia Hill was nominated as "Best New Course" in 2003 and named a "Top 25" golf course in Pennsylvania by Golf Digest. Either way you can't go wrong playing on these stunning (and historic) greens!

All proceeds from the event will support Child Advocates Project for Medically Needy Children , a critical program that teams staff social workers with specially trained volunteer lawyers to secure necessary medical treatment, special education, rehabilitation services and permanent nurturing homes for our young clients with serious or chronic medical needs.

Enjoy the highlight video below, and then click HERE to register today!

Highlights from the 10th Annual Child Advocates Golf Classic!
Highlights from the 10th Annual

Child Advocates Golf Classic!

Welcome New Board Members!

(from left: David Dzara, Sarah Keating, Jeffrey Sotland)

We are pleased to welcome three new Support Center for Child Advocates Board Members: David Dzara, Steve Harvey Law, LLC; Sarah Keating, Keating Environmental Management, Inc.; and Jeffrey Sotland, Mintzer Sarowitz, Zeris Ledva, and Meyers LLP.

"We are delighted to welcome these illustrious new members to our Board of Directors," said Frank P. Cervone, Executive Director. "Every Board Member plays a crucial role in the oversight of our agency and our efforts as we move to the future. I am confident that these new members add a rich diversity of background, talent, and experience to our Board."
To learn more about our newest Board Members, please click HERE for the full press release.
Upcoming Trainings!

Upcoming Trainings!

Transition Planning for Dependent and Delinquent Youth with Disabilities Webinar Series:
Child Advocates, in partnership with the Juvenile Law Center, is hosting an 8-part webinar series to address many of the common issues involved in transition planning for youth with disabilities.
All sessions are free and offer 1.0 CLE credits and 1.0 CEU credits.*
To learn more about the series please click HERE.

If you missed the first six sessions recordings are available:
(Please note CLE and CEU credit is only available to those who participate in the live sessions. Credit is not available for those who view the recorded session).
* Participants taking the courses for CEU credits must participate in at least two sessions before they can receive credit. This program is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. As a CSWE accredited program, The Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College is a pre-approved provider of continuing education in Pennsylvania and many other states.

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Board of Directors 

Mark Gittelman, President
Deborah Baird, Vice President 
Susan Rubinovitz, Secretary  
Joe DeSimone, Treasurer

Board Members

Jeffrey Bagley 
Barbara Beckman

Erica Rae Cline
Deborah Cohen 

Paul Finigan

Dena Goldberg

Dr. Heather Green

M. Stroud Hellebusch  
Rosemarie Hoslyn

The PFM Group 

Sarah Keating

Keating Environmental Management, Inc. 

Scott Lempert

 Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
Janie Mershon
Jane Robinson
Catherine Rothenberger

James Steigerwald

Kelley Tate
Dr. Ilene Wasserman

Jennifer Welding
Upcoming Events
We Moved!
39th Annual National Child Welfare,

Juvenile and Family Law Conference

Leaders in the representation of children and families will gather in Philadelphia on August 12-14 for the National Association of Counsel for Children's 39th National Child Welfare, Juvenile and Family Law Conference. Experts will lead trainings and workshops to provide attendees with best practices and tools to help protect the rights of children, youth and families. Conference goers will meet, connect with and learn from attorneys, judges and other multidisciplinary advocates, including some of our talented Child Advocates staff!

To view the full line-up of speakers and panels, you can download the conference brochure HERE. 
Who We Are
The Support Center for Child Advocates provides legal and social services advocacy to our most vulnerable children. It is our mission to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.
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