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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 Hosts Advocate Coordinator Training in Corpus Christi

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 »

Texas CASA Welcomes Training Specialist

Texas CASA is pleased to welcome Teki Jackson to our Training team as our new Training Specialist. Teki brings a wealth of knowledge and hard work to her new role, having been in the social services field for going on 10 years. She has worked with various groups within the community, including volunteering and working… Read more »

2017 Texas CASA Conference Announces Keynote Speakers!

Texas CASA is Setting Our Course for Galveston for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference, and we are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speakers are Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew and Cortney Jones! Opening Keynote Speaker Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew is a Survivor Leader and nationally recognized policy consultant, specializing in developing strategies to end… Read more »

Save Dates for Legislative Update Webinars in July

Given the number and far-reaching impact of bills enacted by the legislature that affect child protection, the Texas CASA Public Affairs staff is planning to host three webinars in July covering legislative outcomes and the specific impact of legislation on CASA programs and child advocacy. Please save the dates for noon on: Thursday, July 6;… Read more »

Setting Sail for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference in Galveston

Texas CASA is Setting Our Course for Galveston for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference! CASA volunteers, board members and staff, and our child welfare partners, are welcome to join us for an exciting three days from October 19-21 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. This year’s conference is on course to be our best one… Read more »

Notice Regarding Online Core Advocacy Skills Training (OCAST) & Volunteer Pre-Service Training

Some local CASA programs currently include the full Online Advocacy Skills Training (OCAST), developed by Texas CASA, in their pre-service volunteer trainings – however, please be mindful that only Lessons 1 through 4 of OCAST specifically address and count towards pre-service volunteer training curriculum requirements in the Texas CASA Standards. The Online Advocacy Skills Training (OCAST) covers… Read more »

3 Days Left to Submit a Workshop Proposal for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference!

There are just three days left to submit a proposal to present a workshop at this year’s conference – don’t miss your chance to share your expertise with more than 700 CASA volunteers, staff and board members, and stakeholders in the child welfare community from across the state! This year’s conference will take place at the… Read more »

New Recruiter Orientation May 4-5 in Austin

Texas CASA is hosting a New Recruiter Orientation from May 4-5 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 volunteer recruiters, Executive Directors, and… Read more »

Recording of Texas CASA’s PR & Media Relations Webinar Now Available

On March 1, nonprofit communications specialists Lisa Goodgame and Laura Hoke shared their expertise on how to prepare for answering difficult and sensitive questions from the media, with a focus on current issues surrounding the child welfare system. In addition, they demonstrated successful strategies for sprucing up your media interviews, effectively pitching your CASA stories to… Read more »