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.

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JAN/FEB 2023 Training Schedule:

January 21st – February 2nd 

In-Person Training

Saturday, January 21st
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Logistics and Housekeeping

Basic CASA Responsibilities

Introductions

Best Interest Principle

Laws Pertaining to CASA

CASA History

Introduction to Optima

Cultural Competency and Diversity

Tuesday, January 24th
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

All About Trauma

Resilience/Empathy/Grounding

Developing Rapport with CASA Children

Verbal v. Nonverbal Communication

Thursday, January 26th
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Educational Advocacy

Saturday, January 28th
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

What a CASA Can and Cannot Do

Court Reporting

Tuesday, January 31st
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Substance Abuse

Mental Health

Thursday, February 2nd
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 

 

CASA Advocate Panel

Training Wrap Up

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 2023 Training Dates

February/March

2/25, 2/28, 3/2, 3/4, 3/7, 3/9

April/May

4/15, 4/18, 4/22, 4/25, 4/27, 5/2

June

6/3, 6/6, 6/8, 6/10, 6/13, 6/15

July/August

7/29, 8/1, 8/3, 8/5, 8/8, 8/10

September

9/9, 9/12, 9/14, 9/16, 9/19, 9/21

October/November

10/26, 10/28, 11/1, 11/4, 11/7, 11/9

CASA of River Valley
3200 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431

815.730.7072

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