Thursday, December 12, 2013

Free Webinar: Parents' Guide to Social Media

Many parents often feel overwhelmed as they try to navigate social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and more. In this training, we'll review where kids are spending most of their social media time (spoiler: it's not Facebook.) We will share with parents how they can stay informed and involved with their kids in healthy ways. We'll outline methods of helping your children make smart decisions and remain safe online. Finally, we will take a closer look at cyberbullying and interactivity.

Training Objectives: 
  • Be introduced to the world of social media, exploring where children are spending most of their time online. 
  • Learn healthy ways for parents to stay informed and involved. 
  • Explore methods of helping children make smart decisions to remain safe. 
  • Learn the basics of cyberbullying and interactivity.
Tuesday, December 17
 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (CST) 
optional Q&A: 1-1:15pm

1 CEU available for the following:
  • Adoptive Parents
  • Foster Parents
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
CAS is an approved CE Provider NBCC #6459 ABSWE #0039. 

Jamie Golden joined the team at CAS in November 2006. She currently serves as the agency Director of Marketing. A degree from Emory University in 1998 gave her something invaluable: an introduction to the Internet and electronic mail. She graduated and took her Napster account and worked for the Department of Human Resources recruiting foster and adoptive families. In 2000, she dug into LiveJournal and a start-up nonprofit, The Storehouse, where she planned events and ministered to students. In 2004, MySpace and serving as a student minister at Westwood Baptist were dominating Jamie's time. Jamie now splits her social media affection among many: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and her blog, Jamie's Rabbits. She also has a real life too. She promises.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Birth Parent and Adult Adoptee Support Event

Contact Audrey Derevenko at or 205-943-5343 for more information.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Giving Tuesday: Consider Children's Aid

Today is #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving to help jumpstart the annual holiday season. With #GivingTuesday, we'll harness the power of social media to celebrate the great American spirit of contribution.

Please consider for a moment the families living in Alabama who lack the resources to provide for their children's basic needs. Children who lack these essentials struggle in school, and eventually can make a series of poor choices for their lives.

These choices can have far-reaching consequences - not only on the children themselves, but on the strength of our families and communities as a whole.

Here is your opportunity to contribute to a better life for these children, and to invest in the future of Alabama. Your investment will not only help children and families in need right now, but will also help prevent these problems from occurring in the future.

Make your gift now and make the difference for a child - forever.

Children's Aid a 501(c)(3) organization.