Advocate continuing education guidelines and requirements
CASA volunteers of Montgomery County are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training each calendar year in order to stay abreast of new information, services, policies and legislation. In-service training credit can be earned through a variety of different delivery methods, including weekly drip learning materials, attending workshops, watching videos, and reading articles, and should be related to their role as a CASA volunteer.
Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
This module contains various articles, videos, and activities related to adoption.
Collaborative Family Engagement
Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) is an integrated or embedded approach that establishes a true team between CASA and CPS to work together to complete the steps of Family Finding. This CFE team will share the Family Finding work, and every success will be a cooperative achievement. This differs from the traditional implementation model where the work and results fall to one Family Finding specialist. Open communication and collaboration is encouraged amongst the CFE team, with an emphasis on utilizing the child’s CASA volunteer. This teaming approach models the need for and goal of establishing a community of support, or network, around the children and their families. This module contains CFE education resources.
“Diversity and inclusion are topics that Texas CASA requires us to train on. But more importantly than that, we strongly believe that understanding and appreciating diversity, both in a cultural context and different points of view, is absolutely critical to our ability to advocate effectively for children.” ~Ann McAlpin, Executive Director, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County
This module contains various articles, videos, and activities related to diversity and inclusion.
This module contains various articles, videos, and resources related to educational advocacy.
This module contains various articles, videos, and resources related to kinship.
This module contains various articles, videos, and resources related to legal advocacy.
This module contains various articles, videos, and activities related to medical advocacy (including COVID-19 aid and resources.)
POLICIES AND MINIMUM EXPECTATIONS
Advocate and Volunteer Policies
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TBRI® is an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. TBRI® uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviors. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection. This modules contains TBRI® trainings and resources.
This module contains various articles, videos, and activities related to teen advocacy.
Information center containing updated Advocate contact requirements, resources, videos, CPS guidelines, and more in relation to COVID-19.
If you have any questions, please contact the CASA Training Manager.