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Helping Children Thrive

May 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Below you will find a great opportunity for experiencing a presentation on working with your CASA children on motivation and engagement, especially during this stressful period in their lives. Helping Children Thrive will be an interactive Zoom presentation held in two 90 minute sessions on May 18th and May 19th, from 10:00 to 11:30 presented by Bob Sallee, CASA volunteer.

If you are interested please respond via email directly to robert.sallee@gmail.com to register for this training. He looks forward to hearing from you.


How can you help children thrive? Helping Children Thrive introduces research-based findings and strategies for CASA Volunteers to use and share with parents and caregivers wanting to help children reach their full potential, whether the children are struggling or doing okay. The class will be presented using ZOOM video-teleconferencing in two interactive 90-minute sessions. Students will be asked to select one child to focus on during the class to facilitate discussion.

This class examines 1) Helping children become the best version of themselves, 2) identifying and nurturing children’s interests, 3) developmental assets that correlate with thriving, 4) the need for children to experience unconditional love and examining how children express love and experience feeling loved, and 5) things all kids need while growing up. We’ll look at research findings from studies of three million students, draw from writings of child/family psychology professionals, and share relevant life experiences about our work with children in out-of-home placement.

Resources will be provided to facilitate applying the concepts we discuss to our work advocating for children and sharing them with the children’s caregivers.

The class is presented by Bob Sallee, former foster parent, CASA volunteer and Peer Coordinator. Bob will be available 30 minutes before each session to familiarize participants with ZOOM who have limited experience using it.

Course completion certificates and three hours of continuing education credit will be provided.


May 18, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am