Continuing Education

Continuing Education Resources

CASA volunteers can earn credits toward the required 12 hours of annual continuing education by completing training online, reading articles, or watching videos pertinent to the CASA volunteer role. Review the options below, and then check with your local program coordinator to be sure the topic you choose is eligible for earning continuing education credit.

Indian Child Welfare Act

The Indian Child Welfare Act was enacted in 1978 in response to a crisis affecting American Indian and Alaska Native children, families, and tribes. ICWA sets federal requirements that apply to state child custody proceedings involving an Indian child who is a member of or eligible for membership in a federally recognized tribe.

Substance Misuse & Opioid Crisis

Statewide Webinar Recordings

Alaska CASA Focus Group Study: Study Results & Planned Program Enhancements

Resources from Partners & Thought Leaders

National CASA Association - Podcasts

National CASA offers several options for continuing education. Ask your local CASA program coordinator about getting credit for listening to a relevant podcast or completing one of the e-learning series.

Alaska History and Cultural Studies

Alaska's History & Cultural Studies program provides students, teachers and others interested in the state access to a rich source of facts and viewpoints about Alaska and its history.

Alaska Center for Resource Families

The Alaska Center for Resource Families offers original written, audio, and web-based courses on topics relevant for Alaska foster parents. Many of these courses are also relevant for child advocates.

Alaska Resilience Initiative

Mobilizing Alaska to end child maltreatment, intergenerational and systemic trauma through healing and strategic advocacy.

CASA of Arizona

Arizona CASA’s website offers an array of online training modules, with most modules relevant to child advocates everywhere.

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

NCSACW provides free online tutorials focused on substance abuse and child welfare; they are expert in supporting and facilitating collaboration between the child welfare system, the substance abuse treatment system, and the courts.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway has partnered with the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections to provide an online training on parent-child visits to help enhance efforts toward family reunification.