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:


Wednesday, August 19 - Sensory Processing & Child Development

Do you know a child who.....

Is sensitive to or fearful of touch?
Has a difficulty focusing and/or paying attention?
Is negative about different tastes and textures of food?
Is sensitive to loud noises or constantly making sounds?

If so, join Little Engine Homecare for a FREE CEU accredited Lunch and Learn that includes an interactive presentation that will help you gain a better understanding of Sensory Processing and Typical Child Development. Also learn how we can work together to help children overcome and achieve their greatest possible outcomes.

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Abel's North 4001 West Parmer Lane, Austin 78727

Register: http://bit.ly/1dWvSjH


Thursday-Friday, August 20-21 - Collaborating to Achieve Equity

The Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities is hosting its second Cross-Systems Summit, focusing on collaborating across systems to address racial inequities and how service delivery in health and human services, education, juvenile justice, housing, disability, and other areas affect outcomes. The summit will feature breakout sessions both days including topics such as achieving health equity; policy informed practice; social equity in transportation; social movement around disabilities; community engagement innovations; impacting racial and ethnic inequities in child welfare; and restorative discipline.

Time: Thursday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, and Friday, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location: DoubleTree Austin Hotel, 6505 IH-35 N, Austin 78752

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13lu7WIyljB1sIcFSMlJy5Y3ECOC84OmphHvTyXGqFP4/viewform


Saturday, August 22 - Family Finding Training

Please join CASA’s Family Finding Team for an insightful look at how information on family members can be obtained through detailed case file and internet searches. These trainings also cover issues of attachment and identity and will give volunteers tools to communicate effectively with family members and youth. Family members of youth in foster care should be sought out at every stage of a CPS case. Therefore, every CASA volunteer should either utilize the Family Finding Program services or should obtain training to conduct a search of their own. Family Finding training counts as Continuing Education hours and volunteers are welcome to attend without joining the Family Finding team of volunteers - it may be helpful on your own casework! Learn more about our Family Finding program at http://www.casatravis.org/familyfinding. ;

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: CASA Training Room, 2nd Floor

RSVP: arenold@casatravis.org


If you have any questions about Continuing Education, please contact Training Coordinator Shannon Moreno via email.