Are You Ready to Stand Up for a Child Who Needs You?
CASA of Central Virginia offers comprehensive training for potential volunteers:
The following topics are covered in a blended classroom and online format:
- Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect
- Principles and Concepts that Guide CASA Volunteer Work
- The Development of Child Abuse and Neglect Laws
- Introduction of Child Protective Services and the Court Process
- Roles in the Juvenile Court Case
- Culture, Diversity, and Personal Values
- Understanding the Needs of Children
- Understanding Family Strengths and Culture
- How stress, Domestic Violence, substance abuse, mental illness and poverty impact families.
- Writing a Court Report
- Two Court Observations
Upon completion of the CASA pre-service training, each volunteer is required to complete 12 hours of continuing education/in-service training each year.
For more information, call CASA of Central VA: 434/485-7260 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter 2015 training session:
Classes Begin February 11, 2015
Wednesdays 5:30 to 8:45pm (7 weeks)
Apply by January 21, 2015
Allan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center
1701 Thomson Drive
Lynchburg VA 24501
First Floor Conference Room
|All volunteer advocates receive at least 35 hours of training based on National CASA's Volunteer Training Curriculum. This blended instruction combines 3 to 5 hours a week of self-guided course work completed online with 3 hours of classroom instruction over 7 weeks, including presentations by social services, attorney or other judicial representatives, and observation at 2 current case court proceedings.