Fifth Judicial District
CASA Program
Pre-Service Training

Classes starting soon. Please contact our CASA office to learn more about becoming and advocate for abused children and start the application process.
Call our CASA office today! 208-735-1177

*This training is intended as a supplement to training provided by our office. It is in no way intended to be the sole training. Individuals interested in becoming a CASA volunteer must submit an application to our office. Click on the above VOLUNTEER link for more information on becoming a CASA Volunteer.
** The following PowerPoint’s are adapted from the National CASA ISE Manual

Skill Building - Volunteer Education

Develop a greater understanding of the strengths, challenges and value of LGBTQ adults, parents and families, what they can offer a CASA/GAL program, and how to better serve these children in your role as a CASA or GAL volunteer. Facilitated by Tracy Flynn of Tracy Flynn Consulting

Learn how the court, the data and the CASA/GAL program are working together to identify and mitigate bias and address disparity within their judicial district. This webinar provides positive, practical approaches for CASA/GAL programs and their judicial partners to collaboratively address disproportionality and disparate outcomes for foster youth.

Facilitators: Judge L. Trosch Louis A. Trosch, Jr., District Court Judge – 26thJudicial District, Charlotte, NC; Erin Chinn-Gary MSW, JD Family Court Administrator – 26thJudicial District; and Dana Frady, MSW, District Administrator, Guardian ad Litem District 26.

This webinar is recommended for staff and volunteers who work with children on prescription medication or would like to know more about medications commonly prescribed to children in foster care. It is a great way to fulfill annual continuing education hours. Hosted by Portland Oregon CASA Supervisor Stephen McCrea. Bui9lding

Lucy Hudson, director of the Zero to Three Safe Babies Court Teams Project, provides an overview of this Zero to Three initiative, which has engaged several CASA/GAL programs across the country.

This webinar gives participants a better understanding of the connection between the behaviors of parents (caregivers) and the health and well-being of LGBTQ youth. Led by National CASA Training Director Anthony Petrarca.

This webinar provides an overview of an organizational model for staff and volunteer resiliency that was recently piloted by five CASA programs. The project was conducted by the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at the University of Texas at Austin. The presenter provides concrete examples of what worked in a CASA program and tips on becoming a “resiliency champion” in your organization.