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CSA Symposium & Provider Expo

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Watch a recording of the 2021 CSA Symposium & Provider Expo below


20th Annual Northern Virginia CSA Symposium

March 10, 2021
8:30 a.m. to Noon

Due to COVID-19, this year's CSA Symposium and Provider Expo will be a virtual event; the Symposium Planning Committee has worked to ensure this shortened format is still relevant to your work and will provide you with information that will help you as you serve children, youth and families in your communities.



Joseph Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Virginia

The Impact of Everyday Racism on Mental Health: Evidence and Opportunities
It is no secret that racism has a detrimental impact on equitable access to resources (e.g., including education, housing, health care). What is less known is the detrimental impact racism often has on the mental health of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Dr. Williams draws attention to the link between everyday experiences of racism and mental and physical health. He will also highlight culturally responsive and anti-racist practices that practitioners can use to serve racial/ethnic minority clients better. [Download Dr. Williams' Presentation Slides]

Zandra Relaford, Assistant Director, Virginia Office of Children's Services

Ms. Relaford will speak about the Office for Children's Services goal to support equity in the collective system of care in the Commonwealth and the state and local partnership.


How to Connect to the Event

Information on how to connect to the event will be sent to registered participants. Please ensure that the email address you share is correct.


This is a free event for case managers, FAPT members, CPMT representatives and families. The CSA Symposium is sponsored by contracted providers of services to at-risk youth.
Northern Virginia attendees can register for the event by completing the form below. If you are located in a jurisdiction outside of Northern Va, please contact Patricia Arriaza at for registration information.


Previous Symposium Workshop Details and Presentations


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