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Thu, Mar 25



CASA to CASA | Communicating with Kids during Covid-19

Apply the science of communication to your direct practice with children.

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CASA to CASA | Communicating with Kids during Covid-19
CASA to CASA | Communicating with Kids during Covid-19

Time & Location

Mar 25, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM


About the event

March 25 | 5-6:30pm | "Doors Open" at 4:45pm

Join Athens CASA for an interactive and informative virtual workshop designed to support your work with children during the time of COVID-19. This session will explore science-based communication techniques to improve interviews and foster adaptability in professionals working with children. The facilitator will explore 14 evidence-based strategies for communicating with children about major case changes, trauma & loss, child's wishes and even the current pandemic. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills.


  • Networking and Updates on COVID-19 Protocols
  • Strategies for: planning virtual visits, engagement, ensuring safety and managing critical conversations
  • Sample video of a real interview applying the strategies and concepts above
  • Practicing and applying skills

This session will be facilitated by Jenny Stotts. Stotts is the Executive Director of Athens CASA and the Regional Coordinator of Southeast Ohio CASA. She is a licensed social worker. She trains globally on trauma informed care and critical communications. She has worked as a forensic interviewer and as the lead social worker in crisis response teams. She is trained in motivational interviewing and has developed workshops on crisis communication, building resilience through communication and trauma-informed interviewing.

This training has been partially funded through a contract between Ohio CASA and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. OHIO CASA supports local CASA/GAL programs throughout Ohio with training, technical assistance, legislative support, and standards implementation so volunteers may advocate for abused, neglected, and dependent children in the court system. This training has been approved for R48 compliant GAL CEs by Judge Zachary L. Saunders.

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