Continuing Education Requirements for Court Appointed Special Advocates
What: 12 hours per year (from the date of assignment to a case).
Why: The purpose is to ensure that volunteers stay educated and informed on issues within the juvenile dependency system and specific areas of interest that relate to your individual case, or help to prepare you to work on a different type of case in the future.
Additionally, it is a requirement as specified by the Judicial Council.
Where: This requirement can be met through books, movies, television shows and on-line trainings as well as attending CASA of Terrebonne sponsored trainings.
Click on the events below, register and attend the events below and earn training credits:
Human Trafficking Prevention
According to the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, known vulnerabilities may be recent relocation, substance use, mental health concerns, involvement with the child welfare system, and being a runaway or homeless youth. About one in four trafficking victims are children and the average age is 14.
National CASA/GAL provides training resources for CASA and GAL staff and volunteers to help recognize and advocate for human trafficking and child exploitation victims:
Child Trafficking: Recognizing the Risks and Signs
Child Trafficking: Knowledge for Working with Survivors
Advocating for Trafficked and High-Risk Child and Youth Victims