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CASA CERTIFICATION TRAINING 2015

5 CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS BEGINNING THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

TIME: 8:30AM TO 4:30PM

MARCH :

LOCATION : TO BE ANNOUNCE

JUNE :

LOCATION : TO BE ANNOUNCE

OCTOBER :

LOCATION : TO BE ANNOUNCE

THE LAWS RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

  • Development of child welfare laws
  • Federal Acts and State Laws
  • Legal concepts and guiding principles in advocacy

CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM AND THE FAMILY COURTS

  • Judiciary and court proceedings
  • Child welfare services, investigation child abuse, and process

UNDERSTANDING FAMILIES

  • The importance of Family to a child
  • Socio-economic factors contributing to child maltreatment and neglect
  • Cultural Awareness and Advocacy

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN

  • Child growth and development
  • Attachment and resilience
  • The impact of separation and Permanency
  • Psychological and Educational issues for children

UNDERSTANDING THE CASA ROLE AND RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Order of Appointment of a Gaurdian ad Litem
  • Role and responsibilities of a CASA
  • Gathering information
  • Monitoring and reporting