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.

July 2022 Training Schedule:

July 16th – 28th 

Virtual Training

Saturday, July 16th
10 AM – 3 PM


Juvenile Law


CASA Overview


Cultural Competency

Tuesday, July 19th
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, July 21st
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, July 23rd
10 AM – 3 PM

Gathering Information

Writing the Court Report

What a CASA Can and Cannot Do

Tuesday, July 26th
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Impact of Substance Abuse

Mental Illness Awareness

Thursday, July 28th
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


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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