Welcome to the Fall CASA Volunteer Training Session.

All items in red, in each chapter below are links. Please click on to access.

Chapter 1
Please read the Local Pre-Work, National Pre-Work, and Washington CASA Confidentiality Agreement prior to class. Please sign the Confidentiality Agreement and return it via email to your supervisor. We will be working through the rest of the documents during class.  The first class begins September 7th at 5:30pm.
If participating virtually please sign on by 5:25-here is the  Zoom Link
Please have your camera active for entire class, no others may be present during training unless you wear headphones as we discuss confidential information, and please mute your microphone if you have background noise ex: dogs barking.
After class has completed, please fill out this evaluation survey Chapter 1 Evaluation

Casey Family Programs Child Welfare Charts

Local Pre-Work Chapter 1

National Pre-Work Chapter 1

Washington CYS Flow Chart

Volunteer Manual Chapter 1

Washington CASA Confidentiality Agreement(fillable)

Washington CASA Photo Release (fillable)

Washington CASA Code of Conduct (fillable)

Chapter 2
Please read the Local Pre-Work, National Pre-Work, and Local Handout Abuse & Neglect Stats prior to class. We will be working through the rest of the documents during class.  Evidence of Effectiveness is an additional resource provided by National CASA. 2nd Class September14th at 5:30pm – here is the Zoom Link 

Case Assessment Questions

Checklist for Best Interest

Child Development Chart

Local Pre-Work Chapter 2

National Pre-Work Chapter 2

Strengths in Families Worksheets

Volunteer Manual Chapter 2

Local Handout-Abuse and Neglect Stats

Chapter 3
Please read the National Pre-Work, watch Shane’s Story, watch Interviewing Skills, and First Impressions prior to class. The remaining documents will be presented during class. National CASA provided a resource link to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) for further information.  3rd Class September 21st at 5:30pm – here is the Zoom Link .
After class has completed, please fill out this evaluation survey  Chapter 3 Evaluation

7C_s-Building Blocks for Resilience

ACEs Infographics

National Pre-Work Chapter 3

Volunteer Manual Chapter 3

Chapter 4
Please read the Local Pre-Work, National Pre-Work prior to class. We would also like you to have completed your Mandated Reporter Training by February 4th. You can complete this training by clicking Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center.  The remaining documents will be presented in class. 4th Class September 28th at 5:30pm – Zoom Link

Local Pre-Work Chapter 4 

National Pre-Work Chapter 4 

Sample Communication with Caseworkers

Understanding Mental Illness

Volunteer Manual Chapter 4

2020 Mental Health Information

Children’s Mental Health Services List 2022

Chapter 5
Please read the Local Pre-Work, National Pre-Work, and Local Handout Drug Stats and Services, as well as complete the Sorting People Exercise prior to class. The remaining documents will be presented during class. National CASA provided a resource link to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health for additional information. 5th Class October 5th at 5:30pm. Zoom Link.

Local PreWork Chapter 5

National PreWork Chapter 5

Volunteer Manual Chapter 5

Local Handouts – Drug Stats and Services

Chapter 6
Please read the National Pre-Work, Domestic Violence  Resources and watch How Resilience is Built prior to class. The remaining documents will be presented during class. 6th class October 12th at 5:30pm. Zoom Link

Cultural Competence Movies

Domestic Violence Resources

National Pre-Work Chapter 6

Volunteer Manual Chapter 6

2021 CASA Report Template with directions

Chapter 7
Please read the National Pre-Work, listen to the audio recording of Childhood Reflections, as well as read and sign the Code of Conduct and Volunteer Manual prior to class. Please save a copy of each signature page and then send an email with the copies attached to your supervisor. The remaining documents will be presented during class. National CASA has provided an additional link to Resources on Resilience for further information. 7th class October 19th at 5:30pm. Zoom Link

Educational Advocacy Quick Assessment Form

National Pre-Work Chapter 7

Volunteer Manual Chapter 7

Washington Co. CASA Volunteer_Handbook

2021 CASA Report Template (one child)

2021 CASA Report Template(multiple children)

Form to sign for Volunteer Handbook (fillable)

Washington CASA Code of Conduct (fillable)

Chapter 8
Please read the National Pre-Work, Local Pre-Work prior to class. In addition, complete the CASA Report for the Redd case study by March 7th. The CASA Report template is in a Word Document for you to type your report into. The remaining documents will be presented during class. 8th class October 26th at 5:30pm. Zoom Link

2021 CASA Report Template with notations

2021 CASA Report Template(multiple children)

Local Pre-Work Chapter 8(CASA template)

National Pre-Work Chapter 8

Volunteer Manual Chapter 8

Chapter 9