Registration is now open! Click here to register. The 2019 Voices for Children Conference is
Friday, May 3 - Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Norman.


2019 Voices for Children Conference


The Oklahoma CASA Association is pleased to invite you to the 2019 conference, Voices for Children, May 3-4, 2019. This two-day conference is packed with great speakers and new information which will motivate and inspire while supporting and enhancing the work you do with children and families. Conference registration is open to anyone who wishes to attend (CASA, PARB, OKDHS, Law Enforcement, etc.) but seating is limited, so register early.


Please join us this year in greeting old friends and making new ones as we share ideas and gain insight. At the bottom of this page, you will see the agenda, information about our keynote speakers and workshop titles. Below is a link for registration – an email address will be needed for registration. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the CASA office at 1-800-742-2272. Thank you!


PARB Members can register by contacting Cherra Taylor at, 405-606-4924.


Friday, May 3, 2019


7:30am – Registration

9:00am-11:00am – Guest Speaker: Amy Speidel

11:00am-12:45pm – Lunch and Guest Speakers: Donna Porter & D.J. Batiste

1:00pm-2:00pm – Breakout Sessions

2:15pm-3:15pm – Breakout Sessions

3:45pm-4:45pm – Breakout Sessions


Saturday, May 4, 2019


7:30am – Registration

8:30am-9:30am – Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

9:45am-10:45am – Breakout Sessions

11:00am-12:00pm – Breakout Sessions


See below for the sessions to be presented at this year's conference.


Friday Sessions Include:


Being Brain Wise Builds Better Connections, Amy Speidel (Opening)

From Punishment to Empowerment, Donna Porter & D.J. Batiste (Lunch)

Doing Good Not Harm: Working with Diverse Families & Children, Sara Mata

How to Say What You Mean, Amy Speidel

Victims of Crime Compensation, Tina Harman

Oklahoma Successful Adulthood

Impact of Substance Exposure on Young Children, Amanda Pollock, M.Ed. LPC

Understanding the ACEs Impact on Oklahoma Children and Families, Dallas W. Pettigrew, MSW

Judge Panel

New PARB Member Training


Saturday Sessions Include:


Foster Youth Panel

Indian Child Welfare Act, Judge Charles Tripp

Behavioral Health Screening

What We Can Learn From Animals About How To Raise Children, Dallas W. Pettigrew, MSW

Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention, Shelby Roe

Impact of Substance Exposure on Young Children, Amanda Pollock, M.Ed. LPC


Click here to register!


Oklahoma CASA Association

PO Box 54946

Oklahoma City, OK  73154