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:
Volunteer In-Service: Diversity Training
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. via Zoom
Robert Blue, Tribal Liaison at Healthy Blue Louisiana, will co-host a one-hour diversity training.
This training will introduce the participant to the importance of cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity in our daily lives. Myths about people, places, and things are prevalent in our society. During the training, participants will examine some of the false truths that can influence an individual’s view of the world.
Upon completion of the training, the participant shall be able to:
1. How programming affects the ways we view ourselves and others.
2. Identify blind spots and the understanding of them.
3. Demonstrate basic cultural competency skills that the participant can use to enhance and improve the interactions they have with co-workers, consumers, and the general public.
A zoom link will be sent via e-mail a week prior to training.
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