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 »
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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.
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 »
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 »
Texas CASA, along with some of our child welfare advocacy partners, created a series of videos to break down some of the laws passed during the 85th Legislative Session – focusing on the most important issue areas impacting foster children and youth. Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing different videos to help you… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Registration for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference: Setting Our Course is officially open! This year’s conference will be bigger and better than ever before as we set our course for Galveston. We hope you will join us and more than 700 members of the CASA network in Galveston from October 19-21 for three days of influential… Read more »
Texas CASA is pleased to welcome Andrew “Drew” Montemayor to our Training team as our Instructional Designer II. Drew was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, and he brings an abundance of unique experience to his new role at Texas CASA. In addition to being a 10-year Marine veteran who has traveled extensively, he has worked with… Read more »
The Texas CASA Training team is bringing a two-day, in-person training, Mastering the Art of Training & Facilitation, to Dallas on Aug. 9-10, 2017. In this course, you will learn what training “The CASA Way” means! Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned trainer, or somewhere in between, you will walk away with new ideas and… Read more »
Texas CASA held an Advocate Coordinator Training at CASA of the Coastal Bend in Corpus Christi on June 22-23. Advocate Coordinator Training, formerly known as Supervisor Training, is an in-person training opportunity for anyone who supervises CASA volunteers, and focuses on practical coaching to ensure high-quality advocacy centered on the well-being of the child. We… Read more »