Volunteer Training

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Become the voice of a child in need with our comprehensive training program. Investing in 33 hours of training will give you the tools to advocate for an abused/neglected child while he or she navigates the foster care system.

After completing the training, you will know how to help our children and families overcome the circumstances that brought them into care such as substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health and more.

Scroll through the below training calendar to find a date that fits your schedule and apply today.

February/March 2022 Training Schedule:

February 26th – March 10th 

Virtual Training

Saturday, February 26th
10 AM – 3 PM


Juvenile Law


CASA Overview


Cultural Competency

Tuesday, March 1st
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Cycle of Abuse

The Impact of Trauma on Childhood Development

Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care

Continuing Education Units

Thursday, March 3rd
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

What to do Before, During and After You Meet Your Child

Verbal vs Nonverbal Communication

Saying the Right Thing vs Doing the Right Thing

Developing Rapport/Gaining Trust

CASA Email

Saturday, March 5th
10 AM – 3 PM

Gathering Information

Writing the Court Report

What a CASA Can and Cannot Do

Tuesday, March 8th
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Impact of Substance Abuse

Mental Illness Awareness

Thursday, March 10th
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


CASA Advocate Panel

Funding for this project has been provided in part by the County through the use of Community Development Block Grant funds made available by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Upcoming Training Dates


4/23, 4/26, 4/28, 4/30, 5/3, 5/5


16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28


10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22


10/29, 11/1, 11/3, 11/5, 11/8, 11/10

CASA of River Valley
3200 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431


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