Volunteer Advocate Training

CASA Continuing Education 2021

We’ve got some exciting additions/changes to our Continuing Education opportunities for this year. There are so many opportunities for you to learn and grow as a CASA, while at the same time meeting the expectation of 12 hours of continuing education annually.


CASA Bite – We’ll be sending out fun, short videos each month to give you quick tips and updates. Watch for these to pop up in your email. Watching these will give you .25 CE credits.


Continuing Education 1.5 (formally known as CASA Compass) – this is our monthly virtual meeting to discuss a CASA-related topic in hopes that you’ll find both encouragement and exciting takeaways to help you as you advocate in our community. Stop in at lunch to earn 1.5 hours of CE credit!

***February Continuing Education 1.5 is on February 17th at noon.

Topic: Seeing In Color

Let’s learn to advocate with the approach of not being “color blind”. We can better promote the best interests of our CASA children when we acknowledge and are conscious of differences.  The speakers will be our own Texas CASA Strategic Network Director, Dennise Jackson, and
Lisa Williams, President of Black Nurses Rock.  We will be sending a virtual link invitation to all the advocates.

Continuing Education 3.0 – This is a 3 hour deep dive opportunity that we’ll be offering quarterly and on a Saturday! We’re looking forward to bringing you great speakers, fun videos, and tangible tools to boost your CASA experience! This is a great way to get 3 hours of CE credit!

1st Quarterly Continuing Education 3.0 is on February 20 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.  To register for this event, email delaina@casaforkidsofet.org.


Independent Study Options – Here are a few opportunities to use for CE hours as well!  Thank you to Marlene McDade for sending some great options!  (Be sure to enter all independent studies in Optima under training.)

Netflix: Girls Incarcerated: Young and Locked Up – There are two seasons (8 episodes each) and each episode is approximately 45 minutes (.75 CE credits each!).
Follows a group of teens in the juvenile system.
*Rated MA. (Language and other mature content)

Netflix: The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez – 6 episodes. These vary between 45 minutes (.75 CE credit) to an hour (1 CE credit) in length. Follows the death of a young boy and the criminal proceedings for both the parents and the CPS workers who failed to protect him.
*Rated MA. (Language and other mature content)

Disney+: Safety – 2 hours (2 CE credits). It’s inspired by a true story of a Clemson football player who has to raise his 11year old brother to keep him out of foster care while their mom completes rehab.
*Rated PG

Hallmark Now: Christmas Princess – 1 hour, 26 minutes (1.5 CE Credits). Inspired by true events about a high school girl who overcomes her difficult past (neglect/abuse of her and her siblings prior to adoption) to become one of the elite Rose Parade Princesses.
*Rated G

White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin Diangelo
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Windgate
(CE credit varies for reasonable time to read + any book discussion (i.e. book club)