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New Volunteers

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for More Information

  • Texas CASA’s Learning Center Resources for Volunteers archives
  • Child Mind Institute – The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.
  • Advocacy In Action – this resource from the National CASA Association presents timely and relevant topics thought a series of Issue Briefs focused on improving safety, permanency and well-being.
  • Check out our Education Page to meet our Education Board and to find helpful resources.

The Family Helpline – A Resource for CPS-Involved Families


  • Learn more about CFE – Collaborative Family Engagement is an exciting new initiative at CASA of Galveston County.


Human Trafficking/ Child Exploitation

Texas Abuse Hotline

  • Call the Texas Abuse Hotline (1-800-252-5400) if your situation is urgent and needs to be investigated within 24 hours.
  • Call 911 or your local law enforcement agency if you have an emergency or life-threatening situation that must be dealt with immediately
  • Complete forms online ***do not use the website to report urgent or emergency situations – call the hotline or 911***

In-Service Training Opportunities


View all scheduled in-services on our events calendar
Upcoming Trainings

CASA College

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Remember to document all in-service hours in Optima!
Optima Training

Trainings BY specific topic

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Books, Movies and more

  • Recommended Reading List – view a list of books that we recommend for in-service training hours
  • LGBTQ+ Watch and Reading list
  • If you read a book or watch a movie, record answers to these questions on Optima to earn credit:
    • Who was your favorite character? Why?
    • Who was your least favorite character? Why?
    • Did you like the ending? Why or why not?
    • How does this relate to your work as a CASA advocate?
    • What is one thing from this book or movie that you can take with you into your role as an advocate?
  • CASA Resources Scavenger Hunt Fill in the Blank– Complete this activity sheet to familiarize yourself with the resource page and get 1 training credit hour
  • Fun CASA Zoom Backgrounds!


  • CFE Trainings – Collaborative Family Engagement is an exciting new initiative at CASA of Galveston County