GetInvolved

GetInvolved

Be a part of the solution!

Take the first step to becoming a CASA advocate:

VOLUNTEER!

Resources   In-Service Opportunities

E-Learning

Pre-Service training

Visit our Volunteer Training Pre-Work page for more information about signing up for the E-Learning portion of the course.

Current Advocates

CASA College Login – Already have an account? Login here!

 *Remember to “save & exit” after each lesson to make sure that your progress is recorded!


OPTIMA

Optima Login 


Resources for more information

  • View National CASA’s Advocacy Resources for additional topics and resources relevant to your advocacy.
  • Visit Texas CASA’s Learning Center Resources for Volunteers archives to explore topics relevant to your work as a volunteer.
  • 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.

The Family Helpline – A Resource for CPS-Involved Families

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***

Collaborative Family engagement

Stress, Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences

Local Resources & Mental Health

Parenting & Physical Health

Department of Family and Protective Services

Drug & Alcohol Advocacy Resources

Homelessness

Aging Out

Education

Galveston County Food Bank

Activities for Children & Families


in-service Trainings

View all scheduled in-service options on our calendar. There are many other opportunities to gain in-service hours. Remember to document all in-service hours in Optima! Need a refresher? View our Optima Training.

Explore a variety of topics on CASA College!

Stress, Trauma & adverse child experiences

Mental Health

Books & Movies

  • Recommended Reading List – view a list of books that we recommend for in-service training hours
  • 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?

Education

Human Trafficking

Foster Care