Continuing Ed Trainings & Meet-Ups

Continuing Ed Trainings & Meet-Ups

Join us at a Continuing Education Training

Volunteer advocates are required to complete 12 hours of Continuing Education each year that they are an active volunteer. We offer a variety of trainings and activities to help volunteers complete this requirement.


Thursdays in May – Trauma-Informed Advocacy – 4 Part Series (Virtual Training)

Using methods from Trust-Based Relational Intervention as our guide, this 8-hour training is designed to provide advocates with education, resources, and support when working with children from hard places. This session will provide information on how trauma impacts the brains of children with a history of trauma, what resources are currently available in Travis County, and how we as CASA volunteers and staff can use these tools to enhance our advocacy. 

This training will take place virtually via Zoom. Participants will need to individually register for each portion of the class you will attend. Please be advised that to get the most from this training, it will be best to attend all four parts. 

RSVP: Register via the Zoom links for each class you intend to join. If you have any questions, please reach out to rbroussard@casatravis.org. We ask that participants RSVP before Tuesday, May 5.

May 7 - Part 1: Introduction to Trauma, Trauma & the Brain, and Attachment

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm 
To register and add the training to your calendar:   https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJUtdOCurDIti-gvxAcU6OW16EdGrxs60Q

May 14 - Part 2: Intro to TBRI & TBRI Principles

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm 
To register and add the training to your calendar:   https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpcodemgpzwomQ4ydZ9l3vLyVPReD9_f-w

May 21 - Part 3: Resources & Communicating as a Trauma-Informed Advocate and Trauma-Informed Educational Advocacy

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm 
To register and add the training to your calendar:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upAude6hqjIiYhBqK5braWJcpWgvs6A-sA

May 28 - Part 4: Bringing it All Together: Making Trauma-Informed Recommendations

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm 
To register and add the training to your calendar:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZAqf--tqTwtoYoNuR00vUGGDUALPwUpRg

Monday, June 8 Family Finding (Virtual Training)

Interested in learning more about CASA’s important work of keeping relatives and fictive kin engaged in the lives of the kids we serve? CASA’s Family Finding (FF) team supports kids’ need for connection by conducting in-depth research on family connections for children in foster care. FF volunteers search case files and social media to identify and locate relatives and other connections for kids, and they reach out to those relatives in an attempt to engage them as supports or placements for children. In this training, volunteers will learn how to provide this service and ensure that all children have a sense of belonging and connection.

Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Location: This training will take place over Zoom.  You will need a computer, phone or tablet capable of audio and an internet connection.
To register and add the training to your calendar: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpduChpjkoGN1NWy-DWzUUpHjeZFb_wyl8  

Join us at Volunteer Meet-Ups

Connect with fellow CASA volunteers and our CASA staff while gaining knowledge on a variety of advocacy-related topics. All Volunteer Meet-Ups will be held virtually until further notice. 


Monday, June 1 General Volunteer Meet-Up

Join other volunteer advocates and CASA staff to check in and say hi! We'll talk about your cases and how things are changing as the pandemic continues.

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: This meet-up will take place over Zoom. You will need a computer, phone or tablet capable of audio and an internet connection. 
To register and add the meet-up to your calendar, go here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpd-2oqDsjH9TA5zqWRNDlW2FprFK7ZJm7

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