In order to remain an "active status" volunteer, you must attend at least 12 hours of training per year. In order to receive credit, please report your training to your Advocate Coordinator.

Fifth Judicial District CASA Program

Training Curriculum 2016


6:30 p.m. Training

7:30 p.m. Program Information

January 25, 2016: 1 hour

Video called “Removed” is going to be shown.

Recognizing child abuse and neglect

February 29, 2016: 1 hour


Providing information on what their services are and connecting us with community resources.

March 28, 2016: 1 hour

CSI Multicultural Center

How we, as advocates, may get a better understanding of the importance of cultural adversity/competency and how to better work with our families and children that we serve.

April 25, 2016: 1 hour

Swearing In/Celebration

This is for advocates, seasoned and new. Join us as we swear in the new advocates and have Judge Kershaw explain the importance of our job and the children we represent.

May 30, 2016: 1 hour

DHW Permanency Caseworker –Christine Standlee

What is the process of permanency, when does it start, what does it look like and what to look for and do during that time to better serve our children.

June 20, 2016

Golf Tournament

Join us at the beautiful Bass Lake for a BBQ. We will be joining the golfers from our event for a catered dinner by Blue Lakes Country Club.

July: 2 hours

Book Club

August 29, 2016: 1 hour

Child Development Center- Special Needs of Children

What services are provided to families and children, what they look for and what groups they work with to provide better services for children and families.

September 26, 2016: 1 hour

Prosecutors/GAL Attorney

We’ll be talking about the importance of our court reports and what needs to be included in them.

October 24, 2016: 1 hour

Educational Advocacy-Joanne & Mike Gemar

They will be speaking about advocating for ”at risk” students and how to get a better understanding on how we can better serve them.

November 14, 2016: 1 hour

Mental Health Issues with Childrens Mental Health – How to Work with Families

We will be discussing resources and strategies when working with families with mental health issues.

December TBA 2016: 1 hour

Open House & Advocate Policies and Procedures

We, the CASA staff, look forward to this opportunity to relax and have an open forum on discussing policies and procedures and also input from all of you on what better trainings we can provide for you as a program.

Contact your Advocate Coordinator for times and dates of all trainings provided by CASA