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June 2020

Invisible Kids during Covid-19

June 30, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Center for Children's Advocacy Webinar Series   Invisible Kids during Covid-19   < Click to watch recorded presentation. Please note: due to technical difficulty, webinar introducftion was deleted and video begins with first presenter. Children who were vulnerable before the pandemic began are suffering even greater disparities in care and opportunity because of school and camp closures. Learn about: risks posed to vulnerable children due to shutdown of schools and limited summer programs. early warning signs related to abuse and neglect;…

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August 2020

Cooks in the Kitchen

August 25, 2020, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A Virtual Cooking Class with Chef Raquel Rivera We are pleased to have Chef Raquel Rivera, owner of A Pinch Of Salt, as our guest chef! Chef Raquel welcomes people with all levels of cooking skills, sharing the desire to feel comfortable in the kitchen and eat wonderful food. She finds it a pleasure to help her students successfully prepare a full-course menu. With Chef Raquel's guidance, cooking doesn't have to be difficult. We will cook superb food in little…

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September 2020

Educational Rights in the Time of COVID

September 17, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Educational Rights in the Time of COVID-19 Addressing the Needs and Legal Rights of Special Education Students, English Language Learners and Students with Healthcare Needs Webinar Broadcast September 17, 2020 Moderator Marisa M. Halm, Esq, Director, CCA TeamChild Juvenile Justice Project Presenters Wendy Cárdenas, Senior Organizer, Make the Road CT Patricia Marealle, Esq, Staff Attorney, CCA Immigrant Children's Justice Project Kathryn Meyer, Esq, Director, CCA SpeakUp Initiatives Alice Rosenthal, Esq, Sr. Staff Attorney, CCA Medical Legal Partnership Kiomary Sotillo, CT Parent…

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October 2020

Domestic Violence, the Pandemic, and Your Practice

October 29, 2020, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by Center for Children's Advocacy and the CT Division of Public Defender Services  Domestic Violence, the Pandemic, and Your Practice An Important Look at the Status of Domestic Violence in the midst of COVID Click HERE to watch the recorded webinar October 29, 2020 from 1 pm - 2 pm Panel presentation and conversation moderated by Stacy Schleif, Senior Staff Attorney Child Abuse Project, Center for Children's Advocacy Panelists Alison Karimi, MSW Intimate Partner Violence Consultant Department of Children and Families Click…

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January 2021

Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Conference

January 6, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Third Annual Connecticut Medical Legal Partnership Conference Presented by Center for Children’s Advocacy, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, and Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School   Connecticut Medical-Legal Partnerships in the COVID-19 Era Addressing the Health Equity Divide Zoom: January 28, 2021 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Introductions and Welcome – 9:30 am  Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Center for Children's Advocacy Keynote – 9:45 am How Medical-Legal Partnerships Are Poised to…

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Annual CT Medical Legal Partnership Conference

January 28, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Third Annual Connecticut Medical Legal Partnership Conference presented by Center for Children’s Advocacy, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, and Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School   Connecticut Medical-Legal Partnerships in the COVID-19 Era   Addressing the Health Equity Divide January 28, 2021 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Introductions and Welcome ​Jay Sicklick, Deputy Director, Center for Children's Advocacy  Co-Sponsor Introductions: Liam Brennan, Executive Director, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center; James Bhandary-Alexander, Legal Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership at the…

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February 2021

Community Town Hall: Impact of COVID on Students and Parents

February 24, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Connecticut Education Working Group Community Town Hall Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Students and Parents and the Response of Statewide School Systems Expert panelists and advocacy groups will discuss the rights of parents and students, and hold an open forum with the community to discuss solutions. Moderated by Bonnie Roswig, Attorney, CCA; and Cheryl Sharp, Deputy Director, CHRO February 24, 2021 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm Town Hall presentation and conversation is open to all. To join, please email…

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April 2021

COVID, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention: April 6 Webinar

April 6, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Center for Children’s Advocacy and the CT Division of Public Defender Services  Webinar Presentation COVID, Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention Please Click Here to Watch the Recorded Presentation Access Passcode: W+MZzpZ1   Jeana Bracey, PhD Associate Vice President of School & Community Initiatives, Children’s Health & Development Institute Jackie Davis Climate and Attendance Coordinator, Waterbury Public Schools Kathryn Meyer, Esq Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Children’s Advocacy Carolina Parrott, LCSW Yale Child Study Center; Outpatient Clinic for…

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Educational Rights Training for Parents

April 20, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Become the Best Educational Advocate for Your Child Educational Advocacy Training for Parents: Learn about the law regarding general education, special education, school discipline April 20, 2021 from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Chantelle Williams and Kathryn Meyer Attorneys from the Center for Children’s Advocacy Virginia Lopez Director of Family Support Services at the Child and Family Guidance Center Click Here to Register You will receive an email with a link to join the Zoom meeting. This training is generously…

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May 2021

Community Forum: Discrimination in Education

May 6, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Discrimination in Education Giving Voice to Problems, Challenges and Solutions During COVID and Beyond   Community Forum: May 6, 2021 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm   Presented by Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Center for Children’s Advocacy, US Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut   Hear: from students, educators, community and legal organizations about the educational impact of COVID Share: your experiences with COVID and education Find Solutions: hear from legal and advocacy organizations   Our Panel…

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