On-Line CASA In-Service Training Opportunities

Please complete this Independent In-Service Evaluation Form, and send it to your advocate manager upon completing any independent in-service training that does not provide a Certificate of Completion.

National CASA Child Trauma Academy

Podcasts: Each Podcast counts for .25 to .75 hours of credit, depending on length of podcast.

E-Learning: To use this e-learning site, you must be invited by your advocate manager. Contact your advocate manager to be set-up to receive an e-invitation to join National CASA e-learning for continuing education.

  • Education and Youth in Out-of-Home Care (2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hrs. credit)
  • Fostering Futures (2 - 4 hrs. credit)
  • Flex Learning: The Redd Case (2 - 4 hrs. credit)

Advocacy Resources

The Amazing Human Brain and Human Development (1.5 hrs. credit)

Surviving Childhood: An Introduction to the Impact of Trauma (1.0 hrs. credit)

The Cost of Caring: Secondary Traumatic Stress & the Impact of Working w/ High-Risk Children & Families (1.0 hrs. credit)

Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children (1.0 hrs. credit)

Foster Club National Children's Advocacy Center

You can create a free account to take a quiz following each training. When you register, enter your advocate manager's e-mail address as the Certifiers Email in the Special Feature box at the bottom of the registration form. That way your advocate manager will receive an e-mail once you have completed the quiz for the training.

Bio Families: The Sibling Bond (1.0 hrs. credit)

Court System: Foster Care: Voices from the Inside (1.0 hrs. credit)

Education: Youth Perspectives on Permanency (1.0 hrs. credit)

Mental Health: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters (1.0 hrs. Credit)

Special Needs Children: Improving Special Education for Children with Disabilities in Foster Care (3.0 hrs. credit)

Youth Transition to Adulthood: Permanency Planning (3.0 hrs. credit)

Virtual Training Center - Requires one-time registration to create user ID and password. After completing the training, you will receive a link to your completion certificate which you can save, and then e-mail to your advocate manager.

Best Practices in the Treatment of Abused Children and Their Families (2.5 hrs. credit)

Caught in the Crossfire: How the Abuse of Animals Co-Occurs with Family Violence (1.5 hrs. credit)

Child Development 101 (2.5 hrs. credit)

Children with Disabilities: Challenges, Strategies, and Resources (1.5 hrs. credit)

Collaboration, Consistency & Cultural Competency (2.0 hrs. credit)

Drug Endangered Children (1.5 hrs. credit)

The Biology of Resilience (2 hrs. credit)

Why is this Child so Skinny? Understanding Failure to Thrive (1.5 hrs. credit)

Why Some Bounce Back and Some Never Do: Resilience in Those Who Experience Childhood Abuse (1.5 hrs. credit)

Many more on website.

National Resource Center For Permanency and Family Connections Virginia Department of Social Services

National Foster Care Month Webinar Series: Building Blocks Towards Permanent Families 3 Parts

  1. Integrated Systems Approach to Permanency-Focused Programs (Part 1) - 05/15 (2.0 hrs. credit)
  2. Real Talk: Myths and Challenges in Permanency Work (Part 2) - 05/14 (2.0 hrs. credit)
  3. Federal Supports to Improving Permanency Outcomes in Child Welfare (Part 3) - 05/14 (2.0 hrs. credit)

Trauma-Informed Child Welfare - 11/11 (2 hrs. credit)

Bringing Back the Dads: Father Engagement 3/10 (1.25 hrs. credit)

Psychotropic Medication 2/10 (1.25 hrs. credit)

Strategies for Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Youth in Care (1.25 hrs. credit)

Traumatic Stress in Children 1/08 (1.25 hrs. credit)

Youth Permanency 3/07 (1.25 hrs. credit)

Young Children in Foster Care 0-3 8/08 (1.25 hrs. credit)

Many more on website.

Mandated Reporter Training (1.5 hrs. credit)

Upon successful completion of the on-line training, you will be prompted to enter your name which will be included in a certificate of completion which can be saved to your computer and e-mailed to your advocate manager.

Mandated Reporting: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

While everyone needs to be concerned about child abuse and neglect, certain professionals and other individuals, including CASA volunteers are required by law to report all suspected cases. This training is designed to help you recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect, to understand the responsibilities and procedures involved in reporting, and to be aware of the associated penalties for failing to report.

Identifying Sex Trafficking Victims in Child Welfare On-line Training (1.5 hrs. credit)

The purpose of this training module is to raise awareness regarding the impact of human trafficking, most notably commercial sex trafficking, on vulnerable youth in foster care, runaways and those experiencing abuse or neglect. Federal and state efforts to combat this problem are outlined along with strategies for local identification and intervention. The course takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and covers the following topics:

  • Defining human trafficking
  • Defining Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST)
  • Recognizing at-risk populations
  • Distinguishing vulnerabilities of children in the child welfare system
  • Identifying victims in the child welfare system
  • Developing response plans after identification and providing intervention services
  • Defining the Prudent Parent Standard
University of Florida Institute for Family Violence Studies, College of Social Work The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

The Dynamics of Domestic Violence (1.0 hr. credit)

Domestic Violence: Understanding the Basics (1.0 hr. credit)

This interactive eLearning module is divided into 10 sections and describes the dynamics and common tactics that characterize domestic violence, provides an overview of the scope and impact on individuals and society, explores the underlying factors that allow domestic violence to exist, offers insight into the various risks and choices that survivors face, and shares how to be part of the solution.

National AIA Resource Center U.C. Berkeley Youtube

2015 AIA Webinar Series: Supporting Children Affected by Prenatal Substance Abuse

Handouts for each of the sessions and recordings of sessions 2-4 are available for viewing.

Long-term Effects of Prenatal Substance Exposure (1.0 hr. credit)

Sustaining the Promise of Child Well-being for Infants and Toddlers Born Prenatally Drug Exposed: Strategies, Core Components and Long-term Outcomes of the Miami Community Collaboration Model (1.5 hrs. credit)

Strengthening the Parent-Child Attachment in Families Affected by Substance Use (1.5 hrs. credit)

Shame, Guilt and Fear: Understanding and Working with the Complex Feelings of Mothers of Substance-exposed (1.5 hrs. credit)

Removed Video Part 1 - (.25 hr. credit)

Removed Video Part 2 - (.5 hr. credit)

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