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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.

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 »

Register Now for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference!

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 Welcomes Instructional Designer II

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 »