CASA Kane County offers continuing educational opportunities to our volunteer advocates throughout the year in order to meet their 12 hour requirement. Once a year we bring in a renowned speaker and offer a Fall Conference to our fellow community professionals as we continue to collaborate on helping families and children in need in our community. Please check back regularly for the next conference date announcement.

Held on Friday, November 4, 2016

Beyond Poverty:  Brain-Inspired Ways to Understand and Respond to Poverty

With speaker Frank Kros, MSW, JD 
President of The Upside Down Organization

Poverty has a synergistic and pervasive negative impact on children’s brains. Given the many developmental windows occurring in childhood, poverty often wreaks havoc on the brain’s ability to grow and function optimally. In this workshop, participants will learn the specific damage that occurs in the developing brain exposed to poverty, the impact of that damage in the classroom and the community, and the interventions that can be used to overcome poverty’s effects. Specific, research-based strategies for combating the negative impact of poverty on learning will be introduced for infants, pre-school and school-aged children. The impoverished brain can be changed significantly for the better and these techniques provide you with the tools to begin transforming young minds.

Click below for Frank’s bio:
Frank Kros, MSW, JD

Friday, November 4, 2016

8:00 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Conference Begins
11:45 a.m. – Lunch (provided on-site)
4:00 p.m. – Adjournment

Please click here for the agenda

Your registration fee for the conference is non-refundable. If you find that you are unable to attend, your registration may be transferred to another attendee or the amount paid will become a donation to CASA Kane County and assist in serving abused and neglected children.

Pheasant Run Resort
St. Charles Ballroom
4051 E. Main Street
St. Charles, Illinois

Please click here for a map and directions to Pheasant Run

$75 for the general public
**CASA Kane County volunteers can attend at a reduced rate, please contact Maria Casas at 630-232-4484**

Price includes all day conference with continental breakfast and lunch.

Continuing Education Credits Available!

For those attending, 6.25 EI, 6.0 CE and 6.0 CPDU credits are available. To ensure you receive credit, please contact Maria Casas at 630-232-4484 or prior to the conference.

Please also be sure to dress accordingly, as room temperatures have been known to fluctuate throughout the day.




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