GetInvolved

GetInvolved

Be a part of the solution!

Take the first step to becoming a CASA advocate:

VOLUNTEER!

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SESSION 1: THE CASA/GAL Volunteer Role

PRE-WORK INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete the following Pre-Work before you attend your first volunteer training session:

Complete:

  1. Complete Chapter 1 Pre-Work – Online Pre-Work or use manual (pages 8-46)
  2. Write a brief 1-2 paragraph case summary of the Bleux file

Bring to class:

  • Developing Competencies Activity (complete online or on worksheet)
  • Questions about “Child Welfare History” material
  • Brief case summary of Bleux case

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SESSION 2: THE WELL-BEING OF THE CHILD

PRE-WORK INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete the following Pre-Work before you attend your second volunteer training session:

Complete:

  1. Complete Chapter 2 Pre-Work – Online Pre-Work or use manual (pages 66-98)
  2. Read the “Bleux Court Report
  3. Read Policy and Procedures Manual

Bring to class:

  • Questions about Policy and Procedures Manual

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SESSION 3: TRAUMA, RESILIENCE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

PRE-WORK INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete the following Pre-Work before you attend your fourth volunteer training session:

Bring to class:

  • Interview Preparation Activity (complete online or on worksheet)

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SESSION 4: MENTAL HEALTH, POVERTY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

PRE-WORK INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete the following Pre-Work before you attend your fourth volunteer training session:

Complete:

  1. Complete Chapter 4 Pre-Work – Online Pre-Work or use manual (pages 152-171)

Bring to class:

  • Examining Poverty vs. Neglect Scenarios Activity (complete online or on worksheet)

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SESSION 5: SUBSTANCE ABUSE, DIVERSITY AND DISPROPORTIONALITY

PRE-WORK INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete the following Pre-Work before you attend your fifth volunteer training session:

Complete:

  1. Complete Chapter 5 Pre-Work – Online Pre-Work or use manual (pages 176-191)

Bring to class:

  • Questions about Chapter 5 Pre-Work

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SESSION 6: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, BIAS AND CULTURAL COMPETENCE

PRE-WORK INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete the following Pre-Work before you attend your sixth volunteer training session:

Complete:

  1. Complete Chapter 6 Pre-Work – Online Pre-Work or use manual (pages 200-217)

Bring to class:

  • Questions about “Understanding Domestic Violence”
  • Individual Action Plan for Cultural Competence Activity (complete online or on worksheet)

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SESSION 7: EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY, OLDER YOUTH AND LGBTQ YOUTH

PRE-WORK INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete the following Pre-Work before you attend your seventh volunteer training session:

Bring to class:

  • Connecting With Your K-12 Experiences Activity (complete online or on worksheet)

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SESSION 8: MOVING FORWARD AS AN ADVOCATE

PRE-WORK INSTRUCTIONS

Please complete the following Pre-Work before you attend your eighth volunteer training session:

Complete:

  1. Complete Chapter 8 Pre-Work – Online Pre-Work or use manual (pages 266-292)
  2. Using the Redd Case Notes and our court report resources, complete a Court Report

Email to facilitator (kathryn@casagalveston.org) before class: 

  • Redd Court Report

Bring to class:

  • Competencies Review Activity (complete online or on worksheet)

Court Report Writing Resources

Volunteer Manual Download

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