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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.

Public Policy Team Trains CASA Network on Changes Coming to the Child Welfare System

Texas CASA’s Public Policy team is halfway through their 2020 Regional Trainings! At these daylong trainings, the team updates CASA staff and volunteers on the latest with Community-Based Care (CBC), the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and legislation affecting CASA and the child welfare system. The most recent training took place in Athens on… Read more »

2-Day Train the Trainer Workshops in Austin & DFW

The Texas CASA Education and Learning team invites CASA network training staff to come together for a two-day interactive facilitation workshop focused on transformational learning in the CASA classroom. Deepen your fluency in creative, participant-centered learning practices; expand your canon of powerful stories to illustrate nuanced learning objectives; connect with training peers from around the… Read more »

Now Offering Orientations for New Trainers!

The Texas CASA training team is excited to begin offering Trainer Orientations to support newly hired training staff. These one-on-one orientations are designed to help onboard new trainers by providing an opportunity for individual support with a focus on: understanding participant-centered training, gaining confidence with pre-service content, utilizing strong screening practices, and facilitation skill-building for challenging classroom situations…. Read more »

REGISTER NOW for the Volunteer Power Unleashed Summit

Calling all recruiters! Registration for Texas CASA’s third Volunteer Power Unleashed Summit is now open! The summit will take place in San Antonio from Feb. 19-20, 2020. You’ll hear from experts on key recruitment tactics and then put your knowledge to the test in the fast-paced, interactive Pursuit of the Peak challenge. Get ready to take… Read more »

Register for VCA Regional Trainings

The Volunteer Coaching & Advocacy (VCA) team brings you Model, Practice, Apply & Repeat — a training specifically created for program staff who work directly with advocates.  After last year’s VCA regional trainings, we heard the network’s request for more legal training. This year we’ve added an additional half-day of legal training that will include… Read more »

Registration Open for FY 2020 Local Board Officer Development Trainings

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. This year, Lauren Paver, founder of Higher Order Consulting, will lead us through visionary planning. Registration is now open for all LBOD trainings. To assist with… Read more »

Register for Compassion Fatigue Online Training

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, Nov. 18, 2019. This training, Compassion Fatigue for CASA Coaches, is focused on recognizing compassion fatigue in ourselves and others, and using appropriate tools when finding paths to wellness. Register… Read more »

Free Online Options for In-Service Training

Texas CASA has released a list of the top online training opportunities that staff and volunteers can enroll in at the Texas CASA Learning Center. Follow the button below for 40 of the top resources in our database of 150+ courses, webinars and guides. VIEW TOP 40 TRAININGS The resources are sorted by: E-learning courses,… Read more »

Recruiters, Save the Date! Volunteer Power Unleashed Summit, Feb. 19-20, 2020

CASA recruiters, mark your calendars – Texas CASA’s third Volunteer Power Unleashed Summit will take place in San Antonio on Feb. 19-20, 2020. This year’s theme, Pursuit of the Peak, will help you climb to the top of the recruitment mountain to attract quality advocates to serve the children in Texas. Please save the date, and… Read more »

¡Vámonos! Training Materials in Spanish!

We are excited to announce two new training resources in Spanish: a translation of the Volunteer Pre-Service Manual, or Manual del Voluntario, along with the coordinating handouts, and a video e-learning course on Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), called TBRI – Crianza Basada en Confianza. Some volunteers in training may prefer to read their pre-service materials… Read more »