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CASA of Central Virginia offers three types of training for potential volunteers:

The following topics are covered in all training formats:

  • 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.


Don't forget to download the Flex Learning Self Assessment
Applications are currently being accepted for our Summer 2014 training session

Where:
Monument Terrace
1st Floor Conference Room
901 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

Attendance at an information session is required to apply. Click for Dates and Times

For more information, call CASA of Central VA: 434/485-7260 e-mail: allison@cvcasa.org

>> Download the Flex Learning Self Assessment

Flex Training Classroom training Independent Study
The newest option for training incorporates 3 hours a week of on-line course work with 3 hours of classroom instruction over 6 weeks. Classroom training consists of 30-35 hours of classroom instruction from the National CASA training curriculum. The classroom training also incorporates presentations from social services workers, attorney/Judge, Clerk of court, and United Way 2-1-1 representative, as well as outside assignments. As a student of the Independent Study program, you complete most of the National CASA curriculum on your own time and meet with your instructor either one-on-one or in a group setting. CASA of Central VA requires at least 10 hours of in person instruction throughout your training. Two court observations and a court report project are also a requirement to complete the Independent Study Program.

Contact the CASA Administrative Office at 434/485-7260 for more information.

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