stats are due on the 10th of each month. A reminder email
sent to all advocates on the first of each month that will provide a
link to this form.
All CASAs are
required to complete 12 hours of in-service training per year. Any
in-service training hours should be reported, along with your regular
service hours, and other data via the link to the form above "Submit
Advocate Monthly STATS." All CASAs will receive a reminder
on the 1st of every month with a link to the form. Completed STAT forms
are due back on the 10th of every month.
CASA staff will inform advocates of
local workshops and available trainings below, as well as via email.
The National CASA website (casaforchildren.org), and any of
listed on the links
loaded with useful information pertaining to CASA work.
Reading and researching these sites counts toward in-service training
hours. If you become aware of a workshop or seminar related
to CASA work, or can recommend an insightful book or website, please
let CASA staff know so we can share with all our CASAs!
TO THREE’s podcast series, Little Kids, Big
Questions, addresses some of the most common
(and challenging) issues facing parents of babies and toddlers, such
as: helping a baby learn to sleep through the night; dealing with a
picky eater; and learning to set limits on children’s
behavior. These questions—and more—are covered in this series
of 12 podcasts, hosted by Ann Pleshette
Murphy, a past contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America Parenting
Segment and Vice President of the ZERO TO THREE Board of Directors.
Each podcast features an interview with an expert that focuses on how
to apply the research of early childhood development to your daily
interactions with your baby or toddler.
You may visit the Zero to Three site directly (lots
of additional information and resources) or listen to these specific
podcasts right here:
Healthy Connections: Nurturing Brain Development From Birth
to Three Featuring
Alison Gopnik, Ph.D. PodcastResources Transcript
Our Families, Ourselves: How Our
History Influences How We Raise Our Children Featuring
Daniel Siegel, Ph.D. PodcastResources Transcript
What is "The Advocate?" The Advocate
is a bi-monthly newsletter for CASA insiders. Who is an insider? Our
CASA Advocates, members of the CASA Board of Directors, and Friends of
CASA are all CASA insiders. This newsletter is intended to be a source
of information about the CASA program and events effecting CASA and its
include updates on the program, training opportunities, and ways you
can help the program be successful. Please share any training or other
information that our volunteers might find useful!
"What I do you
cannot do; but what you do, I
cannot do. The
needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things.
But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do
something wonderful." --Mother
of CASA of Vermilion County is to
advocate for abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court
System, by training and managing volunteers to represent those
children's best interest to the Court.