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Continuing Education

Volunteer 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 role. Review the options below, and then check with your local program coordinator to be sure the topic you choose is eligible for continuing education credit.

Online Learning: Webinars, Recordings, & Resources

  • The National Indian Health Board, in collaboration with CDC, has launched a new resource hub! Many Tribal individuals, families, and communities have been impacted by childhood experiences causing physical and mental health adversities throughout the lifespan. However, with understanding and effort, individuals and communities can confront Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) for positive health outcomes. This information hub, launched by the National Indian Health Board includes a "resource basket" designed for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals, families, communities, professionals, and leaders to rummage through, harvesting resources. This Hub can assist Tribes to learn more about ACEs, research, tools, and interventions.

  • 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. Currently there are e-learning courses on "Education and Youth in Out-of-Home Care" and on "Supporting Youth Transitions Into Adulthood."

  • Alaska's History & Cultural Studies provides students, teachers and others interested in the state access to a rich source of facts and viewpoints about Alaska and its history. There are six UNITS, each encompassing an important theme or historical period. Linked to the UNITS you'll find extensive information that includes an historical account of that era, stories of the people who lived then, photographs, maps, oral history, letters and other primary resources.

  • The Alaska Center for Resource Families (ACRF) website 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. Check with your local program coordinator before completing an ACRF course to be sure you will be given continuing education credit for the topic you've selected.

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

  • CASA of Arizona's website offers an array of online training modules. While some of the modules are specific to Arizona, most are relevant to child advocates everywhere. There are even instructions for learners from other programs on how to submit your training results to your local CASA program for credit. Check with your local program coordinator to be sure the topic you choose is eligible for continuing education credit.

  • Free online tutorials focus on the subjects of substance abuse and child welfare; they support and facilitate collaboration between the child welfare system, the substance abuse treatment system and the courts. Continuing Education Units are available upon successful completion of a tutorial. Website also includes resources and topics from numerous sources that address substance abuse, child welfare and courts and a child welfare training toolkit.

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has partnered with the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections, also a service of the Children's Bureau, to provide an online training on parent-child visits to help you enhance efforts toward family reunification.