New Volunteer Training
Interested in becoming a CASA volunteer? We need you!
Before a CASA volunteer is sworn in by the judge, they are required to complete 30 hours of training lead by Child Advocates' staff. Training sessions are held weekdays, evenings, or weekends depending on the availability of the current applicants. Training is held several times a year and are rotated between weekday, evening, and Saturday classes. An application must be filled out prior to training so that background and reference checks can be completed as well as an interview.
Our next training schedule is as follows:
Welcome and introductions; Understanding abuse and neglect
Principles of Best Interest, Minimum Sufficient Level of Care, Expectations of a CASA
Mary Ellen’s Story, Historical Treatment of Children, Laws That Govern Our Work
Court Processes and Players
Diversity and Values
Family Strengths and Weaknesses
Needs of Children: Growth and Development; Attachment and Resilience; Separation; Permanence; Psychological and Educational Issues
Communication and Confidentiality
Swear-In and Orientation
Swear In Ceremony will be 4/30/13 at 1:30pm in the Wichita Falls Child Protection Court Room.
*All training sessions are held at our office on 808 Austin, Wichita Falls, TX
Call 766-0552 to apply/register or to inquire about future trainings.