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Educational Resources

Continuing education is important no matter what you are doing in life! While you are self-isolating from COVID-19, there are still PLENTY of ways for volunteers to complete continuing education hours! f you are a volunteer these options stated below can be used for continuing education hours. The hours are indicated in red text.

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Blogs

 

Our CASA of Rock County blog will give helpful advice for volunteers, educational materials for situations we deal with at CASA, national awareness on child related issues, the work we do here at CASA of Rock County, and more! 

Our most recent blog post gives you resources and advocacy advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to view it!

Books and Documentaries

 

If you are self-isolating at home this is the best way to get in some continuing ed. hours! All the titles in these lists can be used for continuing education hours for our CASA volunteers. If you have a book or film that is not listed, please contact your volunteer supervisor to see if it will qualify for educational hours. Once you finish the book/documentary, you must complete the review sheet and turn it into Makinzie at the CASA office or through email at mrogahn@casaforthechild.org AND input into Optima to receive credit.

 

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 5 hrs per book with a readers response sheet submitted 

  • Documentaries: length of film + 30mins with documentary response submitted

 

Documentary List           Book List

Documentary Response   Readers Response

 

You can also watch Instant Family for 2 hours of continuing education credit

Or the Trials of Gabriel Fernandez on Netflix for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit

Recorded Virtual Trainings 2021

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXT-6VlBEQ6zosgki0abZgJgof_HbOB6-

If you missed a virtual training you really wanted to attend, then visit our YouTube channel to watch them!

*Not all virtual trainings will be recorded.

 

Continuing education hours depend on how long the recorded training lasts (usually 1-2 hours)

Monthly Educational Opportunities

No in-person continuing education opportunities at this time.

 

UPCOMING VIRTUAL CONTINUING EDUCATION OPTIONS:

Wisconsin CASA Association 20th Anniversary Webinar Series 
RSVP Required: https://wisconsincasa.z2systems.com/np/clients/wisconsincasa/event.jsp?event=19&

February 25th - Awareness 

March 24th - 7 C's of Resilience

April 27th - Panel for Child Abuse Prevention Month

May 27th - White Privilege

June 23rd - LGBTQ Advocacy

July 22nd - Trauma Informed Care

August 24th - Advocate Hour

September 29th - IEP Roundtable

October TBD - State Conference

November 18th - Self-Care

December 20th - Year in Review

1 hour of continuing education credit

CASA Conversation Café: Break Out Sessions
Feb. 19th 11 AM - 12 PM
Virtual over Zoom | RSVP Required

 

We are so excited to introduce this new training opportunity.
Did you enjoy CASA Conversation Café? If so, join us for a Café Break Out Session. It will be a smaller virtual version with an open discussion about cases, ideas for visits, problems we are facing during the pandemic and a place to safely vent your frustrations.
The groups will be limited to 8 advocates but will be offered bi-weekly. You MUST RSVP and then will be given the Zoom link. You can RSVP by  emailing Makinzie

1 hour of continuing education credit

Initial Volunteer Training - Speakers

We decided to open up our initial volunteer training sessions for all volunteers to join on speaker nights. This is a great way to see new and old speakers, and for you to ask questions to these professionals now that you have CASA volunteer experience.

Upcoming speakers:

Feb. 22nd | 5:15-6:15 PM - OnGoing Case Worker Kayce

March 1st |  5:15-6:15 PM - Brenda O. on AODA

March 8th |  5:15-6:15 PM - GAL Jennifer Nash-Elliot

March 15th | 5:15-6:15 PM - Foster Parent Panel

March 22nd |  5:15-6:15 PM - Volunteer Panel

All session use the same Zoom link:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81835435729

1 hour of continuing education credit

Disproportionality Training
March 2, 2021 | 6:00 PM

Amiee Leavy, the Racial Justice Director at the YWCA, will be hosting a disproportionality training for us on March 2nd at 6PM. This training strongly encouraged for all volunteers to attend, as National CASA requires all volunteers to attend at least 1 diversity training per year. We will be going over understanding disproportionality in areas of education, health (including mental health), criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and more.
Please RSVP by replying to this email.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85703076761?pwd=MTcyTjhReWExSmRmSWM4bndCWVlnUT09
Meeting ID: 857 0307 6761
Passcode: 073436

One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85703076761# US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb0cRXsifW 

1.5 hours of continuing education credit

Facebook

If you are an active CASA volunteer and have a Facebook account, please join our CASA of Rock County Active Volunteers group. We post about upcoming events, make polls for you to choose the best days/times for in-services and can connect you with other volunteers!

This group is private, so you will need to request to join the group and we will accept you asap. If you are already in the group please invite other advocates if they are your friend on Facebook!

 

Book Clubs

WI CASA Volunteers Online Book Club

The director of Dane County CASA is starting an Online book club for CASA volunteers. Please contact Meaghan at meaghan@danecountycasa.org for questions/more info. They will be using Goodreads page/app, so can you create an account (how to below- very simple process), and then join the group "CASA Book Club LP Wis"

You can create your account on this page:

https://www.goodreads.com/user/sign_up

If you downloaded the app, you'll want to tap the Sign Up button on the main screen of the app. Just enter your name, email, and new password, and you'll be good to go!  

To join the group " CASA Book Club LP Wis " you can search within goodreads or you can follow this link:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/invite/1069675-casa-book-club-lp-wis?invite_token=MzE1NDRmZGItYzQ3Yy00OWU4LTg2NDctZTgwNjNlOWZmYjk4&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastegroup

 

Podcasts/Audio

Foster Care: A Path to Reunification - Part 1

'Foster Care: A Path to Reunification – Part 1' shares the work of the Center for Family LifeVisit disclaimer page, an organization that aims to stabilize families by providing an array of neighborhood-based family and social services in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Foster care is one of their programs, and families involved in the center’s foster care program are linked to other services to address the family’s specific needs. As a neighborhood-based organization, they also work to ensure children in foster care can continue to attend their current schools and maintain their social and family connections, where appropriate.

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/child-welfare-podcast-foster-care-part1

1 hour continuing ed credit

Other Options

National CASA Association

National CASA Association

Wisconsin CASA Association

Wisconsin CASA Association

National CASA's website has many educational resources, books, documentaries , and more.

Wisconsin CASA Association has audio courses available for advocates. You can log in and listen as a guest.

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CASA of Rock County

51 S Main St.

Janesville, WI 53545

We are located inside of the 

Rock County Courthouse RM 245

Email: casarc@casaforthechild.org

Phone: (608) 305-0187

Fax: 608-305-0188

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