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 Judi@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 Judi Foster (936-441-5437, ext. 209 or Judi@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.

 

Session VI – August Class (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Tuesday (Aug. 8)                                 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday (Aug. 10)                             9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Aug. 15)                              9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday (Aug. 17)                             9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Swearing In: Monday, August 21 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Session VII – October Class (Nights & Weekends)
Saturday (Oct. 7)                                 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday (Oct. 9)                                   6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Oct. 10)                                6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday (Oct. 11)                          6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday (Oct. 12)                              6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday (Oct. 14)                               9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Swearing In: Monday, October 16 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Session VIII – December Class (Monday – Thursday)
Monday (Dec. 4)                                 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Dec. 5)                                9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday (Dec. 6)                          9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday (Dec. 7)                               9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Swearing In: Monday, December 11 at 9:00 a.m.

The 2017 Texas CASA Conference will be held in November (dates TBD). Let us know if you would like to attend.

ADVOCATE APPLICATION

Advocate Application

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