The Nebraska CASA Conference is the annual gathering of CASA volunteers, board members, and staff from all parts of Nebraska. This year's conference will now be held online due to an abundance of caution regarding the spread of the Coronavirus.
We are excited to offer this experience to more people virtually! The conference will be available to all registrants live on August 29th, 2020 and on recorded sessions.
Our day of learning will include a variety of keynote speakers and panelists, breakout sessions, and networking with other CASA volunteers and staff virtually. No travel and no risk! You will also be able to see each and every breakout session rather than only attending one. They will all be recorded and available to participants for 6 months following August 29th, 2020.
We will send out updates and add them to the website as we adjust the agenda for a virtual conference experience.
$40 registration includes your registration on a conference application. This means you can view and participate in conference sessions on your computer or laptop online. You can also download our app to your phone or tablet.
All registration must be done online by Wednesday, August 26th, 2020.
Click the button below to register:
The Graduate Hotel Lincoln has automatically cancelled all room reservations that were previously made. If you have any questions or concerns you can call the hotel directly at (402) 475-4011 and mention group code 200326NEBR or Nebraska CASA Association.
|8 - 9 am||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:00-10:15 am||Opening Session: The Value of CASA Volunteers||Amanda, Former CASA Youth|
|10:30-11:45 am||Morning Breakout Sessions | Select one of the following four options:|
|10:30-11:45 am||A. Below the Poverty Line: Working with People in Poverty (Part 1)||Ree Reimers, MSW | Project Harmony, Omaha, NE|
|10:30-11:45 am||B. Implementing Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) in Nebraska||Emily Kluver, MPA | Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services|
|10:30-11:45 am||C. Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)||Candi Marcantel, MAOM-PA | Sarpy County CASA|
|10:30-11:45 am||D. Interviewing Children||Stephanie Ells, MDiv | Child Advocacy Center, Lincoln, NE|
|11:45 am - 12:00 pm||Break|
|12:00-1:30 pm||Volunteer Impact Luncheon||Aaron Davis|
|1:45-3:00 pm||Afternoon Breakout Sessions | Select one of the following four options:|
|1:45-3:00 pm||A. Below the Poverty Line: Working with People in Poverty (Part 2)||Ree Reimers, MSW | Project Harmony, Omaha, NE|
|1:45-3:00 pm||B. What Can You Do?: Information & Strategies to Overcome Bullying||Dr. Jolene Palmer & Cesar Torres | Nebraska Department of Education|
|1:45-3:00 pm||C. I Just Don't Get It: Understanding Attachment-Trauma Related Behaviors in Children and Adolescents||Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP | Attachment & Trauma Center of NE|
|1:45-3:00 pm||D. FCRO: Providing Individual and Systemic Oversight for Children in Out-of-Home Care||Katherine Bass, PhD | Foster Care Review Office|
|3:00-3:15 pm||Afternoon Snack Break|
|3:15-4:30 pm||Closing Panel: How CASAs Can Best Collaborate||Judge Larry Gendler, Separate Juvenile Court of Sarpy County | Julie Zegers, Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services | B. Gail Steen, JD, Steen Law Office, Lincoln, NE|
CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE
|Krista Bruns||Executive Director, Plains West CASA|
|Alexander Cayetano||Director of Volunteer & Community Engagement, CASA for Douglas County|
|Paula Creps||Director, Sarpy County CASA|
|Mary Furnas||Training Specialist, Foster Care Review Office|
|Debbie Green||Program Director, SENCA CASA|
|Corrie Kielty||Executive Director, Nebraska CASA Association|
|Cathy McDowell||Executive Director, Prairie Plains CASA|
|Christina Millsap||Training Coordinator, Nebraska CASA Association|
Training Coordinator, Nebraska CASA Association
Problems registering: Contact 402-477-2788 or firstname.lastname@example.org