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Zoom into the world of Piedmont CASA. Meet our Volunteers, Bridges Coaches, staff, and partner organizations. Hear about our kids, their struggles and their successes. Together, we are changing stories for children and youth who have been abused and neglected, stories that are close to home and close to our heart.

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April

2021

Working to End the Cycle

Guest Speaker
Liesel Robinson
Shelter for Help in Emergency

Working to End the Cycle will go over what the Shelter for Help in Emergency is, our mission, services, and philosophy of care. We'll delve into the definitions and dynamics of Domestic Violence and go over some common questions that come up about the cycle of violence, the reasons it often takes multiple attempts to leave an abusive relationship, and some of the outcomes we see for survivors and children who experience and witness DV. I will also answer questions about how we work with parents and children and anything else you are curious about! This presentation will give you a better idea of how to understand and work with people who experience DV and the best ways to offer support.

Bio: Liesel Robinson grew up in Charlottesville, graduating from Western Albemarle HS and UVA. She has returned to her hometown after 15 years as an actor and artist in New York City and is thrilled to be focusing on her passion for advocacy and building strong, non-violent communities. During high school she volunteered with The Shelter as a peer educator and is so happy to have come back full circle to work at this vital organization. 
     
10:00 AM

12

May

2021

The Bluebird Parade for Children in Foster Care


GUEST SPEAKERS:
Stephen Gilliand
Family Services Supervisor, Charlottesville Department of Social Services
Jennifer Andersen
Regional Foster Care Supervisor, DePaul Community Resources

Stay tuned for details. The above painting, "Bluebird Kids",  is by Cynthia Burke. 


10:00 AM

TBD

June

2021

Diversity Training 


GUEST SPEAKER
will be from the LGBTQ Center of South Bend, Indiana

This presentation will include a general overview of LGBTQ terms, as well as a discussion about sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression. There will be small group activities and discussions.

Stay tuned for more details.

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