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Mindset Coaching for the CASA Volunteer Advocate

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
11:00 am12:30 pm

CASA Volunteers find themselves enmeshed in the child welfare system by choice. These brave and caring individuals are determined to ensure the children they are privileged to stand up for have their voice heard and best interests represented. But what happens when the case takes longer than necessary? Or when it seems like caseworkers, the judge and everyone else doesn't have the same sense of urgency as you? What happens when a case closes and the outcome is not what you hoped? Learning how to self-coach is the fastest way to go from frustrated and sad to accepting your next case.

Presented by Lisa Drake, the Executive Director of CASA of DuPage County for the past 10 years. She is also a Life and Level 2 Nutrition Coach. She has extensive experience managing volunteers and believes mindset coaching is the key to helping staff and volunteers care for themselves while doing this critical, yet often mentally and emotionally painful work.

  • National CASA
    National CASA
  • Illinois DCFS
    Illinois DCFS
  • The Office of Illinois Courts
    The Office of Illinois Courts
  • Illinois Attorney General
    Illinois Attorney General
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