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! If you are a volunteer these options stated below can be used for continuing education hours. The hours are indicated in red text.
Books and Documentaries
If you are self-isolating at home this is the best way to get in some continuing education 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 in to Alyssa 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
These educational opportunities will be offered by CASA staff throughout the year. Please check your email or Facebook for dates, times, and locations.
Passenger Safety Training
ALL volunteer advocates who want to drive their CASA kiddos must complete this safety training. We will discuss WI driving laws and ones associated with children. We will also go over installing car seats if your CASA kiddo requires one.
1 hour of continuing education credit
CASA Conversation Cafe
Come join us for a night of discussing conversational topics regarding your CASA cases. Have a chance to talk with other volunteers about how they handle certain situations and work through common problems CASA volunteers run into. Food will be provided.
2 hours of continuing education credit
Wisconsin CASA Association State Conference
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