Course Description


CAM ECHO Training - April 2021: Advocating For The Family

The 11th Circuit and Laurie Blades present on Advocating for Families. This training will cover the statue and its requirements for the Guardian ad Litem Program in relation to parental visits. We will be covering tips and tricks while on parental visits, how to speak to incarcerated parents and how all efforts make us into better advocates for our children. The training will also have a portion that focuses on parental inclusivity and how to address and better advocate for our children who have disabled parents.

Guest Speakers:  

Melissa Ruas - CAM II, Guardian ad Litem Program, 11th Circuit

Ivanna Barrera - CAM I, Guardian ad Litem Program, 11th Circuit

Haleh Setayesh, Esq. - Program Attorney, Guardian ad Litem Program, 11th Circuit

Laurie Blades - Director of Children's Behavioral Health Advocacy, Guardian ad Litem Program


Original Webinar Date: April 9, 2021


For those with the Guardian ad Litem Program, this 1 hour course does apply towards in-service hours. Please select training topic "Staff Development" and specify the title of the training "Advocating for the Family" and a summary of the topic when inputting into Optima.


Training Specialists

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Training Team

This course is presented by experts of this subject matter. Contact: Training@gal.fl.gov

Course curriculum

  • 1

    CAM ECHO Training - April 2021

    • Advocating For The Family

    • Quick Review

    • Thoughts & Feedback