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Mon, Jun 13



Diversity Equity and Inclusion Workshop with Ohio CASA's MelRo Potter

MelRo's presentation will focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a way that will inspire, encourage, and educate CASAs. This will be a 2 part series training.

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Diversity Equity and Inclusion Workshop with Ohio CASA's MelRo Potter
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Workshop with Ohio CASA's MelRo Potter

Time & Location

Jun 13, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Athens, 701 E State St, Athens, OH 45701, USA

About the event

This training will focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and what you need to know to work successfully with youth in the foster care system. We are so excited to have MelRo present to our CASA volunteers, this is will be a training you do not want to miss!  


  • Participants will become more knowledgeable in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion while working with youth in foster care.
  • Participants will be able to integrate concepts learned into their work with youth.

Presenter Information: 

MelissaRoshan. One word, no space.

As unique as her name, MelRo is an uncommon talent who has modeled internationally for over 15 years. Her work has been seen on magazine covers, billboards, print ads, national commercials, and runways. But what this respected model is most proud of, is owning the title of SurTHRIVER.

From the days of her tumultuous childhood spent in the foster care system, MelRo knew she was meant for more. She aged out of care, and became a teen parent. She and her son lived in a teen parenting homeless shelter for 2 years. Through her determination and commitment to healing, as well as resources from her CASA Volunteer, her foundation to thrive led her on her path to become the fierce advocate for children and families we know today.

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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