Our special guests for August’s Volunteer Coaching and Advocacy (VCA) Zoom call are Texas CASA Program Operations Director Celeste Prather and Hill Country CASA Executive Director/Texas CASA Contractor Stephanie Cash. They will be presenting on Optima Activity Types. They will define activity types, discuss contact logs, screen volunteer-submitted data, and answer the ever-important questions: what goes where, and how do you get it there? They will also be available to answer questions and provide clarification on Optima data management.

Join us on Monday, Aug. 30, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM CT.

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VCA Team Talks Optima with Special Guests!

Our special guests for August’s Volunteer Coaching and Advocacy (VCA) Zoom call are Texas CASA Program Operations Director Celeste Prather and Hill Country CASA Executive Director/Texas CASA Contractor Stephanie Cash. They will be presenting on Optima Activity Types. They will define activity types, discuss contact logs, screen volunteer-submitted data, and answer the ever-important questions: what goes where, and how do … Read More

Facilitating Courageous Conversations Workshop with Dr. Jessica Pryce Aug. 11-12

Join us for a special, two-part workshop presented by Dr. Jessica Pryce focused on how to facilitate strategic and courageous conversations around race, equity and child welfare. While this workshop is intended for CASA program staff involved in training CASA advocates, other program staff are also welcomed to attend. Please note this training is not intended for volunteers. Part one … Read More

National CASA/GAL Professional Development Opportunities

National CASA/GAL Association recognizes the importance of professional development. In response, they are offering a robust catalog of learning opportunities for all staff in the CASA/GAL network. These professional development opportunities, ranging from 1-day to multi-week, provide participants with high-quality, collegiate-level courses by Loyola University Chicago and Georgetown University professors. By participating in this learning experience, you and your colleagues … Read More

CVC Growth Funds Webinar This Friday

Texas CASA has designated a portion of the annual CVC funding as the CVC Growth Funds to be awarded to programs with a demonstrated need for growth in children served by volunteers and a viable plan for growth. Applications will undergo a competitive evaluation process and must be submitted by August 9, 2021. Learn more about the CVC Growth Funds … Read More

Praesidium Academy: Preventing & Responding to Child Sexual Abuse

Those who work directly with children must pay special attention to the safety of children and be prepared to respond to any safety concerns. As part of that preparation, Texas CASA is pleased to provide a new series of free online trainings about preventing and responding to child sexual abuse, created by Praesidium, for staff and leadership at CASA programs. … Read More