Welcome to the Spring 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, Photo Release and Code of Conduct, and return it via email to casa4kidsinc@gmail.com or bring a copy to training. 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 5:25pm – 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.
Each week we will be working in an Optima training site(not our live site).  The url is pa-washington.evintotraining.com/volunteers.  Please bookmark on your computer for easy access throughout training.
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.
After class has completed, please fill out this evaluation survey Chapter 2 Evaluation.

Tools for Working a Case

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

How to Log into Optima and Enter or Update Training Log

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

Optima Training -Entering and Updating Personal Info

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 September 28th. 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 – here is the Zoom Link.
After class has completed, please fill out this evaluation survey Chapter 4 Evaluation.

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

Optima Training- Add entries or update to Address Book (1)

Chapter 5
Please read the Local Pre-Work, National Pre-Work, and Local Handout Drug Stats and Services. Please complete homework assignment entering Contact Log of a summary of interview with Monica Morales from the Greene case study. Her interview is listed below for your reference. 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 -here is the Zoom Link.
After class has completed, please fill out this evaluation survey Chapter 5 Evaluation.

Local Pre-Work Chapter 5

National Pre-Work Chapter 5

Monica Morales Interview

Volunteer Manual Chapter 5

Local Handouts – Drug Stats and Services

Optima Training- Add Contact Log to Case

Chapter 6
Please read the National Pre-Work and Domestic Violence Resources. The remaining documents will be presented during class. 6th class October 12th at 5:30pm – here is the Zoom Link
After class has completed, please fill out this evaluation survey  Chapter 6 Evaluation.

Cultural Competence Movies

Domestic Violence Resources

National Pre-Work Chapter 6

Volunteer Manual Chapter 6

2022 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. Please re-read the Greene case and the Amarillo case below to refresh your memory on their cases. Please watch How Resilience is Built prior to class.
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 – here is the Zoom Link.
After class has completed, please fill out this evaluation survey  Chapter 7 Evaluation.

Educational Advocacy Quick Assessment Form

National Pre-Work Chapter 7

Volunteer Manual Chapter 7

Washington CASA Volunteer Handbook

2022 CASA Report Template (one child)

2022 CASA Report Template(multiple children)
Form to sign for Volunteer Handbook (fillable)

Washington CASA Code of Conduct (fillable)

Greene Initial Case Notes

Amarillo Initial Case Notes

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 November 4th. 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 – here is the Zoom Link. 
After class has completed, please fill out this evaluation survey  Chapter 8 Evaluation.

2022 CASA Report Template (one child)

2022 CASA Report Template(multiple children)

Chapter 8 Local Pre-work

National Pre-Work Chapter 8

Volunteer Manual Chapter 8

Chapter 9