In order to keep current with issues that relate to the volunteer role, our volunteers are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education per year.
Continuing Education at Dallas CASA
Due to current limits on social gatherings, all in person Dallas CASA continuing education programs have been moved online. There are also many virtual programs offered in the community, as well as webinars, podcasts, movies, TV programs and books listed to continue learning.
Dallas CASA Live Webinars
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Did you know there are hundreds of thousands of victims of trafficking in the US and the average age of entry is around 12-14 years old. In recognition of human trafficking prevention month, please consider reviewing some of the following training options to improve your knowledge and understanding of this locally-relevant issue.
Dallas CASA Online Learning Center
Dallas CASA advocates now have access to online Dallas CASA Continuing Education courses and recorded webinars through LearnUpon. To access available courses, advocates first need to email Leslie Ramirez to create an account. During registration, when asked your “role” be sure to select “Sworn Volunteer” to receive access to continuing education courses. These courses are created and intended for Dallas CASA advocates; please do not share with others. If you completed pre-service training in 2020 online and already have an account, please email Leslie to get access to these continuing education courses on your existing account under “my courses.”
Some of the other available courses include:
Case Management and Documentation (3 hours)
Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth (2 hours)
Confidentiality: To Share or Not To Share (1.5 hours)
Creating a Collaborative Team (2 hours)
Educational Advocacy (1 hour)
Identifying and Utilizing Community Resources (1.5 hours)
Mediation Training (2 hours)
Medical Advocacy (1.5 hours)
Mental Health Advocacy (2 hours)
Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Child Welfare System (1 hour)
Service of Process in CPS Cases (0.5 hours)
Sexual Abuse Prevention for Dallas CASA (1.5 hours)
Continuing Education in the Community
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Continuing Education Independent Learning
Recommended Audio Programs
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Recommended Television Programs
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Recommended Video Programs
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Racism, Disproportionality and Race Equity Resources
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In addition to attending classes and online training, advocates are also able to read books related to the work we do to receive continuing education credit hours. Each 50 pages equals 1 CE hour. For example, if you read a book that is 300 pages long, you will receive 6 hours of continuing education credit.
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Assessing the Well-Being of Children in North Texas (Nov 2021) – 2 hours
DFPS Children Without Placement Report (Sept 2021) – I hour
State of the State: Texas Child Welfare System Trends (July 2021) – 1 hour
Children’s Commission: Parent Resource Guide
Have you wondered what the parents on your case go through or wanted to learn more about the CPS process? Imagine being scared, confused, embarrassed or angry and having to navigate the CPS and legal process. Take a glimpse into the role of a parent going through this process and receive 2.5 continuing education hours for self study.
Texas CASA Health Advocacy Guide
This 41-page guide created by Texas CASA provides volunteers with the most up-to-date resources and information in order to advocate for the best possible medical and mental healthcare for children they serve.
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