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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.  


REGISTRATION

$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:


ACCOMMODATIONS

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. 



CONFERENCE AGENDA

TIME ITEM SPEAKER
8 - 9 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:15 am Opening Session: The Value of CASA Volunteers Amanda, Former CASA Youth
10:15-10;30 am Break
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
1:30-1:45 pm Break
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

Member Program
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

QUESTIONS?

Christina Millsap
Training Coordinator, Nebraska CASA Association
necasa.christina@gmail.com
(308) 224-7334

Problems registering: Contact 402-477-2788 or necasa.corrie@gmail.com


PROUD MEMBER OF:

  • Community Services Fund of Nebraska
    Community Services Fund of Nebraska
  • Nonprofit Association of the Midlands
    Nonprofit Association of the Midlands
  • National CASA Association Member
    National CASA Association Member

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