Training

On-Site Training

New Advocate Training
Training dates for 2017 are listed below:

As with most volunteer opportunities working directly with children, we have an application and screening process, which can take 2 to 3 weeks to complete. Please keep that in mind when choosing a class session.

How to Sign Up for a Training Class:

  1. The first step is submitting an application. Download the Advocate Application, fill out completely, then email the completed application to Shellie@CASASpeaks4Kids.com,
  2. You will then be contacted to schedule an interview and Child Protective Services Court observation.

STEPS 1 and 2 ABOVE MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE TRAINING BEGINS.

For more information, please contact Shellie Tyrrell (936-441-5437, ext. 209 or Shellie@CASASpeaks4Kids.com).

PLEASE NOTE:  Training is 30 hours – you must take all classes in a session (plus the additional 3 hours of Court Observation before training).

Session I – January/February (Mondays & Wednesdays)
Monday (Jan. 30)                                9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday (Feb. 1)                           9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday (Feb. 6)                                  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday Feb. 8)                             9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Swearing In: Monday, February 13 at 9:00 a.m.
Session II – February/March (Week Nights)
Monday (Feb.20)                                6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Feb. 21)                               6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday (Feb. 22)                         6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday (Feb. 23)                             6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Monday (Feb.27)                                 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Feb. 28)                               6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday (March 1)                        6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday (March 2)                            6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Swearing In: Monday, March 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Session III – March/April (Mondays & Wednesdays)
Monday (March 27)                            9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday (March 29)                     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday (April 3)                                 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday (April 5)                          9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Swearing In: Monday, April 10 at 9:00 a.m.
Session IV – April/May (Nights & Weekends)
Saturday (April 29)                            9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday (May 1)                                 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday (May 2)                                6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday (May 3)                          6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday (May 4)                               6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday (May 6)                                9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Swearing In: Monday, May 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Session V – June Class (TUESday – Thursday)
Tuesday (June 6)                                9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday (June 7)                          9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday (June 8)                               9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Swearing In: Monday, June 12 at 9:00 a.m.

SUMMER SESSION – JULY CLASS (NIGHTS & WEEKENDS)
Saturday (July 15)                                 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday (July 17)                                   6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday (July 18)                                  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday (July 19)                             6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday (July 20)                                 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Swearing In: Monday, July 24 at 9:00 a.m.

Session VI – August Class (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Tuesday (Aug. 8)                                    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday (Aug. 15)                                  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday (Aug. 17)                                 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Swearing In: Tuesday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m.

Bentwater Session – September Class (Tuesdays & Thursdays; class held in bentwater on lake conroe)
Tuesday (Sept. 12)                                 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday (Sept. 19)                                 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday (Sept. 21)                                8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Swearing In: Tuesday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m.

Session VII – October Class (Nights)
Tuesday (Oct. 10)                                   5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday (Oct. 17)                                   5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Thursday (Oct. 19)                                  5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Swearing In: Tuesday, October 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Session VIII – November/December Class (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Tuesday (Nov. 28)                                  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday (Dec. 5)                                    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday (Dec. 7)                                   8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Swearing In: Tuesday, December 12 at 9:00 a.m.

The 2017 Texas CASA Conference will be held October 19-21. Let us know if you would like to attend.

ADVOCATE APPLICATION

Advocate Application

To enroll in a training class, please contact Shellie Tyrrell, Recruiting Manager, at 936-441-5437, ext. 209 or email Shellie@CASASpeaks4Kids.com. Training dates and times are subject to change.