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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:

Parenting Resources In-service

May 12th | 5:30 PM

Sarah Salisot, Certified Parenting Coach, will share with us what services she is offering to families within Rock County regarding parenting, specifically with children and parents who have experienced trauma. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86805389246
Meeting ID: 868 0538 9246

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

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

Parents Supporting Parents In-service

June 29th | 5:30 PM

Lisa Border and Emily Pope from the Rock County Human Services will be presenting on their new program called Parents Supporting Parents (PSP). More information to follow.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81563655501

Meeting ID: 815 6365 5501

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.