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Find in-person & online training opportunities provided through Texas CASA’s CASA College to further the education of the CASA network in Texas. Below you will find all of the latest CASA College articles – to browse other categories, return to the Inside CASA home page or use the navigation list in the right column.

Webinar for CASA Program Staff: Time Management Tips & Tricks

We invite you to join Texas CASA’s Volunteer Coaching and Advocacy team as they host a live online Zoom training at 12 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. This training, Time Management Tips and Tricks, is focused on learning how to reduce stress and be more productive by setting priorities, using a planning tool and scheduling your time appropriately…. Read more »

NOW AVAILABLE: Updated Online Core Advocacy Skills Training

We are thrilled to share that the Online Core Advocacy Skills Training (OCAST) e-learning course has been updated and the new version is now live on our learning center! OCAST is an interactive e-learning course focused on demystifying how a case moves through the child welfare system, with modules taking learners through each legal stage… Read more »

Webinar for CASA Program Staff: Clear & Confident Communication

We invite you to join Texas CASA’s Volunteer Coaching and Advocacy team as they host a live online Zoom training at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. This training, Clear and Confident Communication, is focused on learning what your words, mannerisms and body language convey to others, and how to take simple steps to… Read more »

TBRI® Healing Families Video Set Now Available Online!

We’re excited to announce that the TBRI® Healing Families seven-video set is now available to watch online in our Learning Center. Texas CASA licensed the set specifically for use by CASA staff and volunteers. The videos explain the principles and concepts behind Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, a proven method for enriching the lives of at-risk, vulnerable children, adolescents and their families…. Read more »

May 22 Webinar: Advocacy for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Children

Texas CASA is thrilled to host Jon and Shelly Bergeron for an hour-long continuing education webinar for CASA volunteers, staff and other child welfare stakeholders interested in learning about advocacy for deaf and hard-of-hearing children involved in the child welfare system. The webinar will take place on May 22, 2019, from 1-2 p.m. Follow the… Read more »

New Online Storefront for Training Materials!

Texas CASA is thrilled to announce the launch of an online storefront where your training team can order copies of the Texas CASA Volunteer Pre-Service Training Manual directly from our printer. These are easy-to-handle and spiral-bound, and will ship straight to your program within 7-8 business days of ordering. Each CASA program’s Executive Director should… Read more »

FREE Volunteer Coaching & Advocacy Trainings

Texas CASA is excited to announce we are hosting four Volunteer Coaching and Advocacy Trainings this summer. These free, one-day trainings are open to all Advocate Supervisors, Program Directors, Executive Directors and anyone who works directly with advocates. Participants will receive tools and resources to advance advocacy and discuss best practices in coaching volunteers, time… Read more »

Texas CASA Welcomes Education & Training Support Specialist

Texas CASA is pleased to welcome Sarah Ritch to our Education and Learning team as our Education and Training Support Specialist! Sarah is dedicated to improving outcomes for youth in the child protection system by giving CASA volunteers the tools to be the best possible advocates they can be, and ensuring children have access to… Read more »

Local Board Officer Development Training Dates & Locations for FY 2019

Each fiscal year, every local CASA program is required to send at least one board member to attend one of Texas CASA’s regional Local Board Officer Development (LBOD) trainings. To assist with your program’s planning, below is a listing of dates and locations for this year’s regional LBOD trainings. Stay tuned for registration instructions. As a reminder,… Read more »

Registration Now Open for Intensive Training on New Pre-Service Curriculum!

Registration is now open for our upcoming Pre-Service Curriculum Trainings taking place around the state this fall and winter. The trainings will cover expanding facilitation skills as well as exploring how to use the new pre-service training materials. This training is specifically designed for those involved in facilitating pre-service training for new volunteers, and we… Read more »