National CASA’s Flex Learning curriculum is a blended approach to training that combines in-person and online delivery of information over a 5-week period. The in-person portion of training occurs in five modules. Each module contains approximately 3 hours of self-guided work that participants complete online and a 3-hour in-person class where participants attend as a group. Your first online assignment will be sent to you prior to the first in-person class. The online sessions introduce the participants to the key elements for CASA volunteer’s work, allow interaction with others, explore new ideas, and obtain tools for effective child advocacy. The in-person sessions use case studies to introduce participants to a variety of dynamics including poverty, mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc. By using this method, volunteers not only obtain experience with different types of cases but also in how to complete a thorough investigation. The facilitator is also able to ascertain volunteer readiness and competency over this 5-week period.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
The CASA program is currently exploring other training options which are offered by National CASA Association. These include Flex Learning Curriculum and Independent Studies. If you are ready to join this amazing program, please take the first step and fill out our Contact Information Form
or you can also show up to one of the Orientations