Upcoming Events

2019 Schedule of Training Events 

Informational meets for those interested in CASA
2019:
May 9th – 5:00 Mad Coffee Abilene
May 13th – 4:30 – Tea2Go on Catclaw
May 16th- 5:00 – Mad Coffee Abilene

Men of CASA Info meet:
May 21st – 6:00 – R Sports Bar & Grill (721 S. 1st)

Spring 2019 NEW VOLUNTEER Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Mon March 18th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs March 21st @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon March 25th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs March 28th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon April 1st @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs April 4th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Sat April 7th @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

Summer 2019  Flex New Volunteer Training* – Trainees select EITHER day or evening and attend all sessions for that time period.
Mon June 3rd – 9:00am – 11:00am  OR 5:45 – 7:45pm – Orientation/books
Thurs June 7th – 9:00am – 12:00pm OR 5:45 – 8:45pm – Classroom session 1
Mon June 10th – 9:00am – 12:00pm OR 5:45 – 8:45pm – Classroom session 2
Thurs June 13th – 9:00am – 12:00pm OR 5:45 – 8:45pm – Classroom session 3
Mon June 17th – 9:00am – 12:00pm OR 5:45 – 8:45pm – Classroom session 4
Thurs June 20th – 9:00am – 12:00pm OR 5:45 – 8:45pm – Classroom session 5

*15 hours classroom training and 15 hours homework/online. Homework must be completed prior to attending the classroom portion.

POSSIBLE Aug 2019 Day-Time Flex Training to be determined (would follow same format above)

Fall 2019 New Volunteer Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Mon Sept 9th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 12th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Sept 16th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 19th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Sept 23rd @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 26th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Sat Sept 28th @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

All schedules and/or times are subject to change.
Please call office for more information and to confirm schedule.

Contact us at 325-677-6448 or info@bigcountrycasa.org
400 Oak Street, Suite 217
Taylor County Plaza Building, 2nd floor
Abilene, TX 79602

CASA Café or Lunch & Learn (continuing education for current volunteers)
CASA Volunteers must accrue 12 CEU (Continuing Education Units) each calendar year. These hours are earned by attending our various In-Service events throughout the year, by attending the Texas CASA Convention, attending various conferences and trainings offered locally.

Our volunteers may also read books or watch videos from the approved lists and submitting a synopsis. See Continuing Education section under Volunteer Tab for full details.

2019 CEU Events:

Jan 8th – Lunch & Learn @ 12pm CASA Office –  AISD Therapeutic Intervention Program & CASA
Feb 12th – CASA Café @ 6pm CASA Office – Surrogate Parenting Certification by Connie Mangin
Mar 12th – Lunch & Learn @ 12pm CASA Office – 2Ingage – Come to learn about  “Phase I” of the new foster care redesign program being implemented in our region!
Apr 9th – CASA Café @ 6pm CASA Office – “CASA” Talks – hear how CASA made a difference in their lives from an adoptive family, and a family reunited with their children, followed by open discussion and questions among our Advocates!
May 14th – Lunch & Learn – Educational Advocacy for Teens by Deb Welborn, Educational Specialist with Dept of Family & Protective Services.
June 11th – CASA Café – @ 6 – 7pm Attorneys Erica Hall and Jordan Magee will be presenting on the roles of the AAL, the District Attorney and the Attorney for Parents.
July – no scheduled CEU events – independent activities available below!
Aug 13th – Lunch & Learn – 11:50 – 1:00 – Brandi Purswell – Education Specialist with BCFS Health & Human Services will discuss the ETV (Educational benefits) available to our CPS children.
Sept 13th – TBRI Training by Megan Harbin – full day event – 8:30 – 4:00pm.
Oct 8th – CASA Café – 6 – 7pm – Adoption Process presented by CPS staff
Nov – no scheduled CEU events
Dec – no scheduled CEU events