Advocates will watch the following videos between September 1 and October 15th 2020. They will receive 7 hours of continuing education for completing the training. After watching each video they will write 2-3 paragraphs in their Optima training log about what they learned. When they complete the videos they will be given their t-shirt. This… Read more »
As with most volunteer opportunities working directly with children, we have an application and screening process. Please keep that in mind when choosing a class session. At this time, CASA Child Advocates is offering virtual, Zoom conference training for new Advocates. HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A TRAINING CLASS: The first step is submitting an… Read more »
Presented by Ann Marie Ronsman, CASA Training Director Learn more about the Texas Education and Training Voucher (ETV). The ETV program is a federally funded program designed to assist with the education and training needs of eligible youth and young adults currently or formerly in the conservatorship of DFPS. Learn more about who qualifies, how… Read more »
Presented by Ann Marie Ronsman, TBRI Practitioner In the TBRI 101 training, Advocates will gain an understanding of complex developmental trauma including ACEs, risk factors for trauma, as well as trauma’s impact on the brain. Participants will get an overview of Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and the principles of Connecting, Empowering and Correcting. Attendees… Read more »
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