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:


Saturday, January 21 – Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children is a prevention and response program for adults. The program provides simple and effective practices to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse. You will learn the types of situations in which child sexual abuse could occur and simple, effective strategies for protecting children, how to talk about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults and signs of sexual abuse and the tools to react responsibly.

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Center for Child Protection Conference Center, 8509 FM 969, Bldg. 1, Austin
RSVP: training@centerforchildprotection.org


Optima Training

If at any time you would like a refresher on Optima you can attend the first hour of Class 7 – Documentation & Court Reports at the CASA training room. No need to sign up ahead of time, just show up and sign in and you’ll receive 1 hour of continuing education. Class 7 is being offered the following dates and times in 2017:

  • Monday, January 30th @ 9:30 am
  • Monday, January 30th @ 6:30 pm
  • Monday, March 27th @ 9:30 am
  • Monday, March 27th @ 6:30 pm
  • Monday, May 22nd @ 9:30 am
  • Monday, May 22nd @ 6:30 pm

If you know of any upcoming trainings or webinars to add to this list, please contact Marketing Manager Steven Olender via email.