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Resources

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Enhance Your Advocacy Skills

At CASA of NELA, we believe in the power of ongoing education to strengthen our advocacy efforts. To help our volunteers stay informed and effective, we offer a variety of resources designed to deepen your understanding of the issues affecting the children we serve. Whether you prefer listening to podcasts, reading insightful books and articles, or watching informative documentaries and shows, you'll find valuable materials to support your continuing education.

 

Each active CASA volunteer is required to complete 12 hours of continuing education each year. These hours can be fulfilled by engaging with the curated resources below, which cover topics relevant to our mission and the well-being of children in foster care.

IN-SERVICE TRAINING

Continuing Education for CASA Volunteers

Ongoing training is essential for CASA volunteers to stay informed and effective in their advocacy. Our In-Service Training sessions provide current volunteers with valuable opportunities to deepen their knowledge, refine their skills, and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in child welfare and advocacy practices. These interactive sessions cover a variety of topics relevant to your work and are designed to help you meet your annual continuing education requirements.

By participating in our In-Service Training, you'll gain insights from experts, engage in meaningful discussions, and connect with fellow advocates. Each training session is tailored to address the specific needs and challenges faced by CASA volunteers, ensuring you have the tools and knowledge necessary to make a lasting impact on the lives of the children you serve. Be sure to mark your calendar and take advantage of these opportunities to enhance your advocacy efforts.

  • Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Child Maltreatment
    Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Child Maltreatment
    Thu, Aug 29
    Webinar
    Aug 29, 2024, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Webinar
    Aug 29, 2024, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Webinar
    Explore how family poverty significantly increases the risk of child maltreatment and share research-backed findings on how economic adversity indirectly contributes to maltreatment.
  • Poverty’s Impact on the Brain
    Poverty’s Impact on the Brain
    Thu, Sep 26
    Webinar
    Sep 26, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Webinar
    Sep 26, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Webinar
    Growing up in disadvantaged environments can affect the brain cognition, structure, and overall well-being.
  • Disproportionality and Poverty
    Disproportionality and Poverty
    Thu, Oct 31
    Virtual
    Oct 31, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Virtual
    Oct 31, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Virtual
    Promoting Positive Change in Communities by Confronting Poverty - Free Training - Register with link below.
  • Together We Can Conference
    Together We Can Conference
    Wed, Nov 06
    Lafayette
    Nov 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – Nov 08, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA
    Nov 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – Nov 08, 2024, 2:00 PM
    Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA
    The Together We Can Conference is a multi-day conference with over 50 workshops, institutes, keynotes and more.

CONTACT US

Get In Touch

Have questions, suggestions, or just want to learn more about how you can get involved with CASA of NELA? We'd love to hear from you! Whether you're interested in volunteering, supporting our programs, or partnering with us, our team is here to provide you with the information and support you need. Reach out to us using the form on our contact page, or connect with us through phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you and working together to make a difference in the lives of children in Northeast Louisiana.

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