Advocate Continuing education opportunity:
As part of Lifetime’s continued commitment to bring awareness to causes worthy of notice, Lifetime next shines a light into the foster care system in the powerful new movie, “I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story.” Based on author and motivational speaker Regina Louise’s personal experience navigating the broken system, Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon A Time”) and newcomer Angela Fairley (“GodComplx”), a foster child herself, star in the movie, premiering Easter Weekend on Saturday, April 20th at 7pm CT. Lifetime will also debut a new PSA, featuring the stars of the movie and Regina herself, driving viewers to resources and more information on adoption and foster care. WATCH A PREVIEW HERE.
“I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story” tells the journey of a young African American girl (Fairley) who navigates over 30 foster homes and psychiatric facilities before age 18, and the one woman, Jeanne (Goodwin), who believes in her. After Jeanne’s unsuccessful attempt to adopt Regina due to a racially motivated ruling, their bond is forced apart. “I Am Somebody’s Child” is Regina’s story of how one woman’s belief and love becomes her lifeline as she defeats the odds of a corrupt system and succeeds. After 25 years, Jeanne is finally able to adopt Regina in the same courthouse that denied them previously.
Advocate Continuing education Requirements:
CASA volunteers of Montgomery County are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of in-service/continuing education training each calendar year in order to stay abreast of new information, services, policies and legislation. In-service training credit can be earned through a variety of different delivery methods, including attending workshops, watching videos, and reading articles, and should be related to their role as a CASA volunteer. This Lifetime movie qualifies under “TV Program”.
The chart in the link below outlines the amount of credit which can be earned for different types of training. Be sure to speak to Ann Marie Ronsman if you do not see a specific type of training listed below or would like to know if a certain type of training will qualify for credit. DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES