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Annual CASA Conference
All In: The Important Value of Inclusion

LANCASTER, PA (November 13, 2015) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is hosting the Annual CASA Conference – All In: The Important Value of Inclusion on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 8:30 am at Willow Valley Communities Cultural Center (900 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, PA 17584)

CASA's Annual Conference is targeted to both professionals and community members active in child welfare. This conference, All In: The Important Value of Inclusion, will provide participants with an opportunity to learn the importance of inclusion. Presentations will touch on strategies to provide inclusive and effective services or advocacy for vulnerable populations.

The conference keynote speaker is Nick Miron, Director for Social Justice and Advocacy at YWCA Lancaster. Mr. Miron’s presentation is entitled Diversity and Inclusion: Why the Buzz Words? Mr. Miron will address the complex challenges facing organizations attempting to become diverse and inclusive. The presentation will equip conference attendees with a lens for beginning to make authentic and long-lasting organizational changes.

Joining Mr. Miron as conference presenters are:

  • Dr. Curtis Proctor, MSW - Assistant Professor, Millersville University
  • Dr. Heather Girvin - Assistant Professor and MSW Coordinator, Millersville University
  • Dr. Karen Rice, LSW, ACSW - Associate Professor and Department of Social Work Chair, Millersville University
  • Lisa House, Ph.D. - Clinical Psychologist/Associate Professor, Millersville University
  • TaLisa Ramos, MSW, LSW - Care Coordinator, Penn State Hershey and Pinnacle Health's Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute

The conference will provide participants the opportunity to receive continuing education credits for attending the presentations. Registered conference attendees must connect with CASA prior to the event to establish eligibility and cost.

CASA provides court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children with the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. CASA is central to fulfilling society's most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.

Visit for conference information, online registration, presentation abstracts, and speaker bios. Pre-Registration is required. Interested parties may also contact CASA at (717)208-3280 or email

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