ADVOCATE TRAINING

New advocate training is offered a minimum of four times per year. Potential volunteers will need to complete the application and interview prior to beginning training. Training is typically held at the CASA office training facilities at 3001 W. Roosevelt Road in Little Rock; on occasion, they will be scheduled at a location in the community. During social distancing requirements, training is being held in a virtual format. The training schedule will vary. Court observation is also required and will be scheduled by the trainers during your training sessions. Please call the CASA office for more information: (501) 340-6741
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PULASKI COUNTY CASA – NEW ADVOCATE TRAINING

Pulaski County CASA Office – Juvenile Complex – 3001 W. Roosevelt Rd. – Little Rock

Fall (Virtual) Training Sessions – Oct./Nov. 2020

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2020 – Last Day to Register for Fall Training Classes

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 

6:00 – 9:00pm

CHAPTER 01: Introducing the CASA Volunteer Role

  • Welcome
  • Pre-Work Recap
  • The Volunteer Role
  • The Child Welfare System
  • Working a Case

 

CHAPTER 02:  The Well-Being of the Child

  • Pre-Work Recap
  • Children’s Needs and Development
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Working a Case

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

6:00pm – 9:00pm

CHAPTER 03:  Trauma, Resilience and Communication Skills

  • Pre-Work Recap
  • Trauma and Resilience
  • Skill Building:  Communication and Interviewing
  • Working a Case

 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

6:00pm-9:00pm

CHAPTER 04: Mental Health, Poverty and Professional Communication

  • Pre-Work Recap
  • Mental Health
  • Poverty
  • Skill Building:  Professional Communication 
  • Working a Case

 

CHAPTER 05: Substance Abuse and Cultural Competence

  • Pre-Work Recap
  • Substance Abuse
  • Skill Building:  Cultural Competence
  • Working a Case
  • Domestic Violence
  • Skill Building:  Cultural Competence
  • Working a Case

 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

6:00pm – 9:00pm  

CHAPTER 06:   Domestic Violence and Cultural Competence

  • Pre-Work Recap
  • Permanence
  • Educational Advocacy
  • Advocating for older Youth
  • LGBTQ Youth
  • Working a Case

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

6:00pm – 9:00pm

CHAPTER 07:   Educational Advocacy, Older Youth & LGBTQ Youth

  • Pre-Work Recap
  • Permanence
  • Educational Advocacy
  • Advocating for older Youth
  • LGBTQ Youth
  • Working a Case

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

6:00pm – 9:00pm

CHAPTER 08:  Wrapping it up

  • Pre-work Recap
  • Training Review
  • Expectation Review
  • Optima
  • Zero to Three