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.
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.
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 email@example.com AND input it into Optima to receive credit.
Continuing Education Hours:
4 hrs per book with a readers response sheet submitted
Documentaries: length of film with documentary response submitted
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
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:
CASA Conversation Cafe
July 12th | 5:30 PM
RSVP to Makinzie
CASA Conversation Cafe helps empower you as a volunteer and feel more confident in working your case. You will discuss your case and how you've handled situations and hear how other volunteers have handled similar situations.
More information to come!
Wisconsin CASA Association 20th Anniversary Webinar Series
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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:
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.
1 hour continuing ed credit
National 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.