RESOURCES FOR volunteers
National CASA Book List
The CASA office has books for you to borrow to help volunteers to complete the 12 hours of annual in-service training. CASA volunteers may check out the books and write a short report that summarizes the main points and how it can be applied within a CASA case.
These summaries can be dropped off or emailed into your CASA case supervisor. Every 100 pages counts for 1 hour of training. There is also a master list of titles compiled by National CASA.
Recommended Reading & VIDEOS
The following are suggested sites for reading or interaction. Proof of completion in the form of a summary or a certificate must be submitted. Summaries must outline the main points and what you learned that can be helpful to you as a CASA.
ONLINE COURSES & WEBINARS
CASA College: (1 hour credit per hour viewed)
You must enroll by creating a user name and password. There are several webinars and most are about an hour long.
ebooks & PDFs
Advocating for Very Young Children in Dependency Proceedings. (1 hour credit)
Engaging Non-resident Fathers (1/2 hour credit)
Understanding Substance Abuse (up to 2 hours credit)
The Short and Sweet IEP Review (1 hour credit)
What you need to know about IEPs and IEP meetings (1 hour credit)
Attachment and Bonding Video (1.5 CEU)
Trauma and Children (1 CEU)
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (most courses are 2 CEU)