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Tue, Jan 10

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Athens

Educational Advocacy with Dr. Jen Newton

Dr. Jen Newton will be discussing with our CASA Team how to advocate for children regarding their educational needs.

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Educational Advocacy with Dr. Jen Newton
Educational Advocacy with Dr. Jen Newton

Time & Location

Jan 10, 2023, 5:00 PM

Athens, 924 E State St, Athens, OH 45701, USA

About the event

Jen Newton is an associate professor at Ohio University and the Strategic Program Advisor and Director of Innovation at The Nora Project. Dr. Newton's research interests include anti-racist, anti-ableist education, early childhood inclusion, and inclusive teacher preparation. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, she served as an early interventionist and an inclusive prekindergarten teacher. Dr. Newton earned her doctorate in special education from the University of Kansas and has been preparing and supporting anti-ableist educators both in their college coursework and in their in-service practice ever since.

Objectives: 

  1. Participants of this training will have a better understanding of the IEP (Individual Educational Plan) Process. 
  2. Participants of this training will gain knowledge of how to effectively advocate for children that have experienced trauma. 

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.

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