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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.

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 »

Introducing TBRI® 101: A Self-Guided Course in Trust-Based Relationships

Texas CASA is pleased to offer an intensive self-guided training for CASA advocates and staff focused on deepening trauma-informed advocacy skills. Learners will watch a a series of nine self-paced, whiteboard-style video lessons which offer an introduction to Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), an evidence-based therapeutic intervention for supporting children who have experienced trauma, abuse and/or… Read more »

New Volunteer Pre-Service Volunteer Training Curriculum & Facilitator’s Guide Released!

We are happy to share the Texas CASA Pre-Service Volunteer Training Curriculum and Facilitator’s Guide with you. This brand new, 30-hour deep-dive into the essentials of advocacy includes six case studies, family engagement tools, material on trauma-informed care, cultural competence, Texas-specific laws, issues and resources, and much more! Visit our newly redesigned Learning Center at to view and and download… Read more »

Announcing Regional Trainings for New Pre-Service Curriculum

The Texas CASA Pre-Service Volunteer Curriculum and Facilitation Guide is in full-swing of production! This fully Texas-specific version brings updated perspective and approaches to our work. The curriculum, guide, and an e-learning reading course will be released on our website in early September. Each program will also receive two printed binder copies by mail in early October. Additionally, Texas CASA will be hosting… Read more »

The Art of Coaching: Volunteer Supervision & Retention E-learning Now Available

The Art of Coaching: Volunteer Supervision and Retention E-learning is now available on CASA College. The new e-learning course accompanies The Art of Coaching for Volunteer Retention guidebook and takes you on a journey to deepen your connections with your volunteers by going beyond traditional methods and emphasizing coaching, mentoring, supporting and actively cherishing CASA… Read more »

Big Things on the Horizon from the Education & Learning Team

Texas CASA’s Education and Learning team has been hard at work creating training materials to assist the CASA programs across the state. We are creating a fully revised, Texas-specific version of the pre-service volunteer curriculum – complete with a facilitator guide and an online, e-learning option for training participants’ pre-work – as well as e-learning… Read more »

New Recruiter Orientation July 12-13 in Austin

Texas CASA is hosting a New Recruiter Orientation from July 12-13 in Austin to share resources, tools and proven methods for volunteer recruitment, and to give new recruiters the chance to network and get hands-on assistance and recommendations from the Texas CASA Recruitment and Retention team. This orientation is intended for anyone in your CASA program who has recruiter responsibilities… Read more »

Texas CASA Welcomes Creative Multimedia Developer & Trainer

Texas CASA is pleased to welcome Jonathan Horstmann to our Education and Learning team as our Creative Multimedia Developer and Trainer.  Jonathan has been telling the stories of nonprofits and community groups in Texas for the last decade. He aims to simplify complex concepts through illustration, video design and song. Passionate for social change, Jonathan’s media work helped… Read more »