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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 Offering Advocate Coordinator Training 101 on March 22-23 in Dallas

Formerly known as Supervisor Training, Advocate Coordinator Training 101 is a new, 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 help you enhance your leadership and coaching skills by exploring the following topics:… Read more »

PMC Training Opportunity: Keeping Urgency for Permanency with Kevin Campbell

Texas CASA is excited to announce that we will be hosting a training with Family Finding Model Author Kevin Campbell on Wednesday, March 8. Come learn from Campbell as he provides invaluable insight on the needs of children in long-term foster care, or Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC). Campbell will also be discussing the urgency for permanency… Read more »

2017 ED/PD Retreat: New Dates & Confirmed Location

Please note that the dates for the 2017 Executive Director & Program Director Retreat have been changed to May 2-3. In addition, we are excited to announce that the retreat will be hosted at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Horseshoe Bay, Texas! We hope you will join us for two days of learning, collaboration, networking and relaxation. Stay… Read more »

Webinar: Effective PR Strategies & How to Prepare for the Media

On March 1 from 12-1 p.m., nonprofit communications specialists Lisa Goodgame and Laura Hoke will share 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 will demonstrate successful strategies for sprucing up your media interviews, effectively pitching… Read more »

DFPS Case Connection Webinar & Updated Resources Now Available

NOTE: This is an archived post about DFPS Case Connection – CASA access to CPS electronic records in IMPACT. To access Case Connection, visit the Case Connection webpage. As you know, DFPS has been working to add new features and make improvements to Case Connection, and as of Dec. 18, 2016, Case Connection and ABC… Read more »

Recording Now Available of Texas CASA’s Legislative Priorities Webinar

The 85th Legislative Session convened on Jan. 10, 2017, and the Texas CASA Public Policy team presented a webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 25, that covered Texas CASA’s legislative priorities for the 85th Session. Topics included budget priorities, examining foster care placement issues, and reforming child abuse and neglect investigations for children in state care. To access the archived webinar, please use the link… Read more »

Webinar: Courtesy CASA & Courtesy Collaboration

Texas CASA is excited to announce that local CASA programs will soon be able to request Courtesy CASA visits for children who are in urgent need of an in-person visit that their volunteer or program cannot currently provide. Please join Texas CASA for an informational webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from noon-1 p.m. to learn how to… Read more »

Register Now for Mastering the Art of Training & Facilitation Training in February

Formally known both as Training of Facilitators (TOF) and Mastering the Art of Pre-Service Facilitation, Mastering the Art of Training & Facilitation is a new two-day, in-person training opportunity that focuses on ALL kinds of training and presentations, not only on pre-service volunteer training. In this training, both beginner and seasoned trainers will walk away with new… Read more »

Online Core Advocacy Skills Training (OCAST) Demonstrates the Foster Care Process

Texas CASA created an interactive e-learning course, Online Core Advocacy Skills Training (OCAST), to illustrate everything that happens when a child comes to the attention of CPS. The course contains six modules, which each take one to two hours to complete. This course is recommended for all CASA staff, volunteers, board members and other stakeholders… Read more »

Webinar: Priorities for the 85th Legislative Session

In preparation for the upcoming legislative session, the Texas CASA Public Policy team is presenting a webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, from 12-1 p.m. that will cover Texas CASA’s legislative priorities for the 85th Session. Topics will include budget priorities, examining foster care placement issues, and reforming child abuse and neglect investigations for children in state care…. Read more »

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