National CASA Podcasts
In this series of interviews we provide updates from National CASA, alert you to legislative action, and share experiences from program staff, volunteers and the youth we serve. In addition, you will gain important staff and volunteer skills to help you advocate for abused and neglected children.
Check out the current podcasts by clicking on the link(s) below:
National CASA Webinars
Please see HERE for the 2020 Archived Webinars Catalog for CASA Volunteers
Bullying Prevention Webcast
Free, online bullying prevention training modules are now available on StopBullying.gov. The training modules offer a PowerPoint presentation for community events, speaker notes with suggested talking points, a Community Action Toolkit, and a video for use in bullying prevention efforts in communities.
Community Reach Center Educational Webinars
"Tips for Parents and Caregivers to Help Children Manage Crisis" - by Ari Hoffman, MS, LPC, School-Based Therapist
Child Development Courses - Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library - http://education.gale.com/l-broo48654/
Go to http://childtraumaacademy.com/ to complete a free course online.
Resources include: The Amazing Human Brain and Human Development, Surviving Childhood: An Introduction to the impact
of Trauma, The Cost of Caring: Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Impact of Working with High Risk Children & Families and Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children.
Go to the link for the Online FAD training course from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, a part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, http://fasdcenter.samhsa.gov/educationTraining/courses/FASDTheCourse/index.cfm
Go to http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/ for free resources where you can download pod casts or print transcripts of the show & read. Resources include: A Mind of Their Own (Mental Health of Children), Logging On and Losing Out: Dealing Addiction to American's Kids, Rewiring the Brain, Wanted: Parents (Adopting Teens), Trauma and the Brain, The Forgotten 14 Million (Children Living in Poverty) & many more.
Go to the Peak Center website for educational advocacy podcasts, http://www.peakparent.org/workshopsTraining.asp
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library has free online courses from GALE Cengage Learning on many topics related to our CASA role. Some classes include Empowering Students with Disabilities, Enhancing Language Development in Childhood, Ready, Set, Read, Response to Intervention: Reading Strategies that Work and Understanding Adolescents. For a complete list of classes go to http:education.gale.com/l-broo48654/
Colorado Mandated Reporter Training - This online class is highly recommended and encouraged for all CASA Child Advocate Volunteers.
The mandated reporter training is available on the CDHS Child Welfare Training System at http://coloradocwts.com/mandated-reporter-training.