Close to Home Webinars

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.

Falling Into Foster Care

Falling Into Foster Care

Falling Into Foster Care is a webinar series that explores issues in our community which lead to children entering the foster care system. Each webinar features a guest speaker or speakers from one of our partner organizations. Piedmont CASA President Kate Duvall will host. At the end of each webinar, there will be a Q&A period.


IMPACT OF POVERTY ON FAMILIES

September 30 at noon
Guest Speaker: Ridge Schuyler  Dean of Community Self-Sufficiency, Piedmont Virginia Community College.

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FOOD INSECURITY AND ITS REPERCUSSIONS
October 6 at noon
Guest Speakers:
Bria Williams  Program Director of the Cultivate Charlottesville Food Justice Network
Jane Colony-Mills  Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

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HOUSING INSTABILITY
October 20 at noon
Guest Speakers:
Nancy Carpenter  The Haven
Frank Valdez  Legal Aid Justice Center

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AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE CHILDCARE
November 17 at noon
Guest Speaker: Gail Esterman  ReadyKids

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Past Webinars

Working to End the Cycle

Our guest speaker was Liesel Robinson of the Shelter for Help in Emergency. It took place April 28 at 10:00 am.

On Engaging with Parents

Our guest speaker was Jay Chowdhry of the Albemarle County Department of Social Services. This webinar took place on March 16 at 10:00 am. 

Emotional Effects of the Pandemic on Mental Health

Our guest speaker was Paige Nolt, MSW, LCSW. This webinar took place on February 8, at 10:00 AM.