ADVOCATE RESOURCES

In-Service Training

To help volunteers learn more about advocating effectively for children, CASA offers monthly in-service trainings. Volunteers must complete 12 hours of in-service training per year. In addition to CASA In-Service workshops, volunteers may attend a conference, watch a webinar, or read and discuss a book.  Assistance with the cost of continuing education activities are available. See your Supervisor for more information. RSVP to your supervisor for any of these sessions.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

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NOVEMBER 2019

WHAT: Self-Care

Serving as a CASA can sometimes be draining; come and learn ways to help yourself while doing this important work.

WHEN: November 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM

WHERE: CASA Main Office, Louisville, KY 40217

JANUARY 2020​

 

WHAT: Tour of Home of the Innocents

​WHEN: January 17, 2020 | 12 p.m.

​WHERE: 1100 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206

WHAT: Social Workers & CASA (Oldham County Office)

​WHEN: January 21, 2020 | 6 p.m.

​WHERE: Kentucky Farm Bureau, 2205 S, KY-53, La Grange, KY 40031

FEBRUARY 2020

WHAT: Tour of Green House Family Resource Center

​WHEN: February TBD 2020 | 12 p.m.

​WHERE: 717 W. Market St., Ste 1, Louisville, KY 40202

​MARCH 2020

WHAT: Broken Places Movie Screening

BROKEN PLACES poses the complex question of why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. To help answer this question, we dug into 40 years of our film archives to update a few of the stories of children growing up in difficult circumstances that we filmed decades ago. It turns out that some of these children were so scarred by abuse and neglect that they are now in mental institutions, correctional facilities, or drug rehabilitation centers. 

​WHEN: March 10, 2020 | 6 p.m.

​WHERE: CASA Main Office 982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

WHAT: Signs of Abuse/Neglect (Shelby County Office)

​WHEN: March 27, 2020 | 6 p.m.

​WHERE: Serenity Center, 98 7th St., Shelbyville, KY 40065

APRIL 2020

WHAT: Preventing, Recognizing, Reporting & Responding to Child Abuse

​WHEN: April 15, 2020 | 12 p.m. - 2p.m.

​WHERE: Metro United Way  | RSVP to oydtrainings@louisvilleky.gov

MAY 2020

WHAT: LGBTQ

​WHEN: May TBD

​WHERE: CASA Main Office 982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

WHAT: Family Resource Centers (Oldham County Office)

​WHEN: May 19, 2020 | 6 p.m.

​WHERE: Kentucky Farm Bureau, 2205 S, KY-53, La Grange, KY 40031

JUNE 2020

WHAT: Be Smart - Gun Safety Presentation

​WHEN: June 12, 2020 | 12 p.m.

​WHERE: CASA Main Office 982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

JULY 2020

WHAT: Guardian Ad Litem Presentation

​WHEN: July TBD

​WHERE: CASA Main Office 982 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

WHAT: Addiction (Shelby County Office)

​WHEN: July 28, 2020 | 6 p.m.

​WHERE: Serenity Center, 98 7th St., Shelbyville, KY 40065

SEPTEMBER 2020

WHAT: Self-Care (Oldham County Office)

​WHEN: September 17, 2020 | 6 p.m.

​WHERE: Kentucky Farm Bureau, 2205 S, KY-53, La Grange, KY 40031

NOVEMBER 2020

WHAT: Spy Busting (Shelby County Office)

​WHEN: November 10, 2020 | 6 p.m.

​WHERE: Serenity Center, 98 7th St., Shelbyville, KY 40065

 

Certificate/Training Programs

CASA volunteers have expressed an interest in an intensive in-service program on the topics of mental health & substance abuse. Topic specialists will be facilitating this certificate series to CASA volunteers.

WHAT:  Mental Health & Substance Abuse

WHEN:  TBD

WHERE:  TBD

Life Skills Academy

Life Skills Academy provides resources and training regarding job readiness, money management, and healthy relationships to CASA kids. Kids must be 12-18 years of age. Participants will receive $50 VISA gift card upon completion.

WHEN: TBD

WHERE: CASA Main Office 982 Eastern Pkwy, 40217

WHAT: Topics include: Job Readiness, Understanding Finances and Healthy Relationships. Specific skills will be covered like writing a resume, attending a job interview, applying for internships, opening a bank account, understanding a credit report, knowing the difference between credit and debit cards, applying for college/trade school and the loan process, and looking at healthy versus non-healthy relationships in families, friendships and dating (including social media). There will be 5-6 presenters from various organizations participate in the presentations.

Volunteer/Children Events

 

WHAT: CASA Kid Holiday Party

WHEN: Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: CASA Main Office, Louisville

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WHAT: Volunteer Holiday Party

WHEN: Saturday, December 12, 2019 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Conrad-Caldwell House

RSVP NOW

Outside Training Opportunities

Here are training opportunities for CASA volunteers as provided by the Kentucky CASA Network, Office of the Justice Cabinet and other local resource providers. Please follow links for more information.

WHAT: TBD

WHEN: TBD

WHERE: TBD

 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Meet CASA Volunteer,

Mara Maldonado!

"I’ve been a CASA volunteer for 2 years and have loved each child and experience.

 

There is so much to learn and share when we enter the lives of children and families who are not related to us, but by the grace of CASA.

 

Being a CASA is a beautiful responsibility. As a child and through life, I’ve felt loved and encouraged.

 

Over the years I’ve realized how important love and encouragement are to us all. I’ve tried to bring that to my 36 years of work with 2 non-profits- Ballet Español and Adelante Hispanic Achievers.

In 2017, I retired from Adelante, but wished to keep learning and feeling useful.

 

Serving as a CASA gives me new perspective and the happiness of giving back."

 
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