In an effort to better meet the needs of teens in foster care, we are offiering "CASA4Teens Advocate Training" to CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery county volunteers. Advocates will learn about the special needs of teens in foster care, services available to teens who will "age-out" of the system, and how the CASA Advocate can help their teen navigate the beuracratic process of getting benefits and resources. Our goal is to reduce the number of foster care youth who become teen parents, expereince homelessness, develop substance abuse addictions, and never take advantage of their free college tuition, among other benefits.
The key to accomplishing this goal rests in the education and support of our Advocates, who represent the best interests of these children in care and act as their voice in court.
The CASA4Teens training will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 9 - 11am in the CASA training room. Attendance is limited to 18 participants.
If you are attempting to register for this training and find that it is already full, don't panic! We will offer this training regularly throughout the year and you will receive an email invitation to register.
We will also host a half-day CASA4Teens Symposium with guest speakers from the Health and Human Services (HHS) Baptist Children & Family Services (BCFS) program and the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program in October 2019. Please check your CASA email account for an invitation to register for that event.
9:00am - 10:00am CDT
CASA training room