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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.

Mastering the Art of Training & Facilitation in Galveston Jan. 9-10

The Texas CASA Training team is hosting an additional Mastering the Art of Training & Facilitation training opportunity at the CASA of Galveston County office on Jan. 9-10. Formally known both as Training of Facilitators (TOF) and Mastering the Art of Pre-Service Facilitation, Mastering the Art of Training & Facilitation is a two-day, in-person training opportunity that focuses on ALL… Read more »

Advocate Coordinator Training 101 Nov. 16-17 in Bryan

The Texas CASA Training team is offering an Advocate Coordinator Training 101 on Nov. 16-17 in Bryan. Formerly known as Supervisor Training, Advocate Coordinator Training 101 is an in-person training opportunity for anyone who supervises CASA volunteers. This two-day training focuses on practical coaching to ensure high quality advocacy centered on the well-being of the child. We will… Read more »

Recruiters, Save the Date: Volunteer Power Unleashed Summit Feb. 8-9, 2018

CASA recruiters, mark your calendars – Texas CASA’s second Volunteer Power Unleashed Summit will take place in Austin on Feb. 8-9, 2018. Please save the date, and stay tuned for more information. Check out the image below for a hint at this year’s theme – more clues to come until the big reveal at the summit!… Read more »

Nov. 15 Webinar: Unpacking the PMC Toolkit

Unpacking the PMC Toolkit will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, from 1-2 p.m. In this webinar, Texas CASA staff will provide participants with a general overview of all the materials provided in the Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC) Toolkit, including the newly released PMC Resource Guide: Keeping the Urgency for Permanency: A Resource Guide… Read more »

Update on the New National CASA Pre-Service Training Curriculum

The Texas CASA Training team is in the process of creating a more user-friendly revision of the new National CASA Pre-Service Training Curriculum for the CASA network that will be rolling out very soon. We will let you know when it is up and running. We have also put together a plan and are currently… Read more »

School-Based Advocacy for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Webinar

School-based Advocacy for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care will take place on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. – noon CST, and will be presented by Tracy Flynn, M.Ed., Management and Education Consultant and ACAF Expert Trainer; and Emma Ledford, Communications Specialist and LGBTQ Staff Advocate, Texas CASA. As part of the Human Rights Campaign… Read more »

Update: Recalculated Training Hours for Volunteers Completing OCAST

At the request of the CASA network and based on a large number of participants who have completed the course, Texas CASA has recalculated the average number of hours it takes to complete the full Online Core Advocacy Skills Training (OCAST) (Lessons 1-6), as well as the number of training hours to award. We have recalculated that… Read more »