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. 

For the full Continuing Education training calendar and library, please log into our Volunteer Resource Area and see the sidebar menu. If you do not have the username and password, please contact your supervisor!

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

Wednesday, November 29 – Legislative Update: Outcomes of the 85th Texas Legislature

The Child Welfare system of Texas was a hot topic for lawmakers this year. Join us on November 29 as we discuss the successes and challenges of this past legislative session. Learn about the bills that were recently adopted, how they impact the system now, and what they could mean for the future of the Texas foster care system.

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: CASA Training Room, 2nd Floor

Thursday, December 12 – Stewards for 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. Stewards of Children is the only internationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This revolutionary program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children and particularly appropriate for training staff and volunteers of youth-serving organizations (sports leagues, day care centers, after-school programs, children’s clubs, church groups, and more).

The Center for Child Protection is an approved CEU provider for the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners & Licensed Professional Counselors, and Stewards of Children is approved by the Texas Education Agency for 2 hours of continuing education units; certificates of attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the class.

Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Center for Child Protection Conference Center, 8509 FM 969, Bldg 1, Austin 78724

If you know of any upcoming trainings or webinars to add to this list, please contact Training Specialist Ryan Broussard via email.