In addition to the initial 39 hours of training and courtroom observation, we ask that volunteers complete 12 hours of Continuing Education each year, including trainings hosted by CASA and within the community; relevant books, articles, podcasts or films; webinars and more. 

Here are some upcoming training opportunities that will count towards your approved Continuing Education hours:


Tuesday, June 21 – Early Family Engagement Volunteer Training

The Early Family Engagement Program exists to utilize experienced CASA volunteers to conduct the initial child and parent contact when CASA is appointed to a case. When an EFE volunteer is assigned to a case, the volunteer has approximately 7-10 days to make the initial visit with the child(ren), make contact with the parents on the case and explore potential relative support. EFE volunteers are asked to document their efforts so that CASA can make recommendations in court regarding immediate needs of children, as well as family support. CASA is appointed to new cases on almost a daily basis. We are always in need of experienced volunteers to serve as Early Family Engagement volunteers.

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: CASA Training Room, 2nd Floor
RSVP: arenold@casatravis.org


Friday, June 24 – TBRI for Advocates

Join us for a special presentation on trauma-informed advocacy titled “Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) for Advocates.” This 7.5 hour training is designed to provide advocates with education, resources and support when working with children from hard places. This session will provide hands on resources and information on how trauma impacts the brains of children from hard places, what resources are currently available in the Travis County system, and tools to enhance trauma-informed advocacy.

Please note that space for the training is limited and may fill quickly; we will try to make accommodations when possible. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: CASA Training Room, 2nd Floor
RSVP: charron.sumler@casatravis.org