Advocate Resources

Web-Based

Continuing Education Options

CASA In-service Training

Court Appointed Special Advocates complete at least 30 hours of pre-service training before being assigned to a case. Advocates must also complete 12 hours of In-service training annually.

 

Advocates can earn credits toward the required 12 hours of annual continuing education by completing training online.  Review the options below, and then check with your local program coordinator to be sure the topic you choose is eligible for continuing education credit.  When approved record the time spent in completing each activity (reading an article or book, listening to a podcast, viewing a video or participating in an online course) and report it to the CASA office on a monthly basis.  If you have any questions call CASA of Mariposa County at (209) 742-4206.

The following is a list of National CASA podcasts, webinars and opportunities that can be counted towards Advocate In-Service hours if approved by your Program Coordinator. 

Note: The following links go to outside websites that CASA of Mariposa Program does not control or maintain. 

 

Books:

Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
An inspiring true story of the tumultuous nine years Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent in the foster care system, and how she triumphed over painful memories and real-life horrors to ultimately find her own voice.

 

 

 

Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray
Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard.
 

 

 

 

 

Podcasts:
Webinars:
Working with Older Youth:
The Following Programs Offer an Extensive List of Continuing Education Options. 
National CASA Training Calendar:
National CASA News + Events:
 
Check with your local program coordinator to be sure the topic you choose is eligible for continuing education credit.