As part of an ongoing commitment to community education and awareness, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County will host its 2018 conference and education workshop, Trauma and the Family: Seeking Health and Stabilization. The half-day event will take place on Friday, Jan. 26, at Willow Valley Communities Cultural Center, 900 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street. CASA's annual conference is targeted to both professionals and community members active in child welfare.
The keynote speaker will be Karen M. Jaskot, owner of Jaskot Consulting. Attendees will gain insight on how addiction, mental illness, and trauma are often an intergenerational pattern that impacts attachment, brain development and stability of individuals and the family unit. Presentation attendees will be provided an opportunity to look at what interventions may be used to help move a family system into health, healing, and stabilization.
The conference will provide participants the opportunity to receive continuing education credits sponsored by Millersville University and CEUs for an additional charge. Registered conference attendees must connect with CASA prior to the event to establish eligibility and cost.
CASA provides court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children with the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. CASA works to ensure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.