Guide to Texas CASA’s Learning Center & Program Portal

Whatever your role in the CASA community, Texas CASA has trainings and resources for you! See below for a quick-and-easy guide on where to go to get what you need on our website.


Audience: CASA staff and board members.

Topics: All things that support running a highly effective local CASA program.

  • Trainings specifically targeted to CASA staff and board members;
  • Templates for documents, media releases, policies and procedures;
  • Texas CASA’s Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs;
  • Resources for implementing Texas CASA-led practices and initiatives, such as Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) and Volunteer Coaching & Advocacy (VCA);
  • Guides to Texas CASA’s grants; Optima and the Online Data Manager (ODM);
  • And much more!

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Audience: Everyone! CASA volunteers, staff and board members; other child welfare community members; and anyone else interested in learning more about CASA, effective advocacy and the child welfare system in Texas.

Topics: All things advocacy – from the courtroom, to the classroom, to the Capitol.

  • Trauma-informed care;
  • Family finding and engagement;
  • Equity, diversity and cultural competency;
  • Fighting trafficking and exploitation, and supporting survivors;
  • Medical and mental healthcare;
  • Texas CASA’s Volunteer Pre-Service Curriculum;
  • And much more!

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We’ll always keep you up to date on new releases and opportunities through our newsletters, but we also encourage you to browse the wide variety of resources and on-demand trainings we offer.

We hope this guide is helpful!