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:
Online Training: Louisiana CASA Changing Children's Stories Series
Louisiana CASA is holding a 10 part public webinar series in 2021-2022. Every month they will be hosting FREE educational webinars presented by a statewide network of subject matter experts with first-hand experience working in the child welfare field. They will be discussing a variety of topics focused on protective factors, strengthening children and families, and building stronger communities.
The Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center is Presenting a Variety of Educational Webinars
Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans (FHF of GNO), the Louisiana Parent Training & Information Center (LaPTIC) is presenting a variety of educational webinars for parents/caretakers of children with disabilities or special healthcare needs, and professionals of school-aged students.
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