In our classroom sessions, CASA volunteers are given the necessary tools and information needed to become a court appointed advocate. We provide 35 hours of education and training to prepare you to work with children who have been abused or neglected and are in the foster care system. Training topics include CASA roles and responsibilities, bonding and attachment, child abuse and neglect, cultural issues, effects of trauma (e.g. drug and alcohol addiction), domestic violence, mental illness (Adverse Childhood Experiences), communicating with children, conflict resolution and more. All classes must be completed before volunteers can graduate and be sworn-in as a CASA advocate.
You are required to attend an orientation meeting before submitting your application (see orientation schedule).
As of 6/1/20, these sessions are still subject to change due to COVID19.
FULL - ONLINE - 7/14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 9:00 AM - NOON, PLUS GRADUATION ON 8/4/20
FULL - IN-PERSON - 8/6, 8, 11, 13 NOON- 5:00 PM ON 8/6, 11, AND 13
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ON 8/6
LOCATION: ST. HELENS, PLUS GRAD 8/20
ONLINE 9/14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, 5:30 - 8:30 PM, PLUS GRAD 10/7
ONLINE 10/13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 NOON - 3:00 PM, PLUS GRAD 11/5
IN-PERSON 1/19, 21, 26, 28, 2/2/2021 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PLUS GRAD 2/9/21
For training questions, please contact Yuko Spofford, Training Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 988-4172.
When a child who has been abused and neglected is going through the trauma of the court system, a CASA advocate is tirelessly working to guide them through safely, quickly, and effectively.
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BECOME AN ADVOCATE
We need volunteers more than ever to help a child find a safe, permanent home. Become a CASA advocate and make a lasting difference in the life of a child.