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CASA Volunteer Training Starts Soon

We invite you to join our upcoming Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer training program. CASA advocates serve as the voice of children who are in foster care or involved in the family court system.

LACASA conducts special CASA Volunteer Training programs twice a year. Our winter session starts February 7, 2017.

If you would like to be a hero for a vulnerable child in Livingston County, we encourage you to take part in this program. CASA advocates truly make a difference in the lives of children who cannot return home because it is not safe.

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, January 27, 2017.

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Winter 2017

CASA Volunteer Training Schedule

Tuesday, February 7      1 – 5 p.m.

Chapter 1 – Introducing the CASA Volunteer Role

Thursday, February 9      1 – 5 p.m.

Chapter 2 – Introducing the Law, Child Protection System & Courts

Tuesday, February 14      1 – 5 p.m.

Chapter 3 – Developing Cultural Competence

Chapter 4 – Understanding Families – Part 1

Thursday, February 16      1 – 5 p.m.

Chapter 5 – Understanding Families – Part 2

Chapter 6 – Understanding Children

Tuesday, February 21      1 – 5 p.m.

Chapter 7 – Communication

Chapter 8 – Practicing the CASA Role – Part 1

Chapter 9 – Practicing the CASA Role – Part 2

Thursday, February 23      1 – 5 p.m.

Chapter 10 – Pulling it all Together

Case Study





LACASA Staff Insight

Why Children Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of child sexual abuse

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