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.

September 2022 Training Schedule:

September 10th – 22nd 

Virtual Training

Saturday, September 10th
10 AM – 3 PM


Juvenile Law


CASA Overview


Cultural Competency

Tuesday, September 13th
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, September 15th
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, September 17th
10 AM – 3 PM

Gathering Information

Writing the Court Report

What a CASA Can and Cannot Do

Tuesday, September 20th
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Impact of Substance Abuse

Mental Illness Awareness

Thursday, September 22nd
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

October/November 2022

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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