Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

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$45 for Members and $65 for Nonmembers
Course Materials: 
Webinar recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) 101: More than 76,000 volunteers through 1,000 CASA/GAL (Guardian-Ad-Litem) programs in 49 states give their time to children who find themselves involved with the child welfare system due to abuse or neglect. This on-demand webinar is designed to provide an overview of information about the CASA/GAL volunteer role and CASA’s role in the child welfare system.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain knowledge of the history of CASA and its current reach.
  • Know how to define the CASA/GAL role.
  • Understand the standards required of all CASA/GAL volunteers to be accepted into a program.
  • Understand the competencies necessary for CASA/GAL volunteers to succeed that CASA/GAL programs look for and build in training.
  • Know the differences in the CASA/GAL role from that of others involved in child welfare cases.
  • Understand how CASA/GAL volunteers find support and resources and obtain relevant confidential information.
  • Understand the professional staff support guiding the CASA/GAL volunteers.
  • Understand the function of a CASA/GAL report to the court.
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