Upcoming Events

2019-2020 Schedule of INFO Meets & Trainings 

Interested in learning more about our program & how you can volunteer?
2019:
Tues Nov 12 – 5:00 Mad Coffee Abilene
Tues Nov 19 – 5:00 – Mad Coffee Abilene

Men of CASA Info meet:
TBD

upcoming volunteer advocate Training classes

January 2020 New Volunteer Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Thurs Jan 9th @ 6Pm – 7:30pm – Orientation/Hand out books and give instructions
Mon Jan 13th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Jan 16th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Jan 20th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Jan 23rd @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Jan 27th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Jan 30th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Sat Feb 1st @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

February 2020 NEW VOLUNTEER Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Thurs Feb 13th @ 6Pm – 7:30pm – Orientation/Hand out books and give instructions
Mon Feb 17th  @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm

Thurs Feb 20th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Feb 24th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Feb 27th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Sat Feb 29th @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
Mon March 2nd @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs March 5th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm

Summer 2020 NEW VOLUNTEER Flex* New Volunteer Training* –
Trainees select EITHER day or evening and attend all sessions for that time period.
Tues June 2nd – 6pm – 8pm Orientation – get books and hear Judge Rotenberry
Thurs June 4th @ 9 – 12 OR 5:45pm – 5:45pm
Mon June 8th @ 9 – 12 OR 5:45pm – 5:45pm
Thurs June 11th @ 9 – 12 OR 5:45pm – 5:45pm
Mon June 15th @ 9 – 12 OR 5:45pm – 5:45pm
Thurs June 18th @ 9 – 12 OR 5:45pm – 5:45pm

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

Fall 2020  New Volunteer Training in CASA Office (Trainees must attend ALL sessions for each class)
Thurs Sept10th @ 6Pm – 7:30pm – Orientation/Hand out books and give instructions
Mon Sept 14th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 17th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Sept 21st @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Sept 24th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Mon Sept 28th @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Thurs Oct 1st @ 5:45pm – 9:00pm
Sat Oct 3rd @ 9:00am – 3:00pm

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

For more information about new advocate trainings – contact Rebel Taylor at 325-677-6448 or info@bigcountrycasa.org

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:
Nov – no scheduled CEU events
Dec – no scheduled CEU events

2020 CEU Events:

January we will offer 2 events – all advocates MUST ATTEND 1 of these as they involve program updates!
Tues Jan 14th – Lunch & Learn @ 11:55am – 1:00pm OR
Tues Jan 21st – CASA Café @ 5:55pm – 7:00 pm

Tues Feb 11 – CASA Café @ 5:55pm – 7:30pm – Surrogate Parent Training presented by AISD

Tues March 10 – CASA Café @ 5:55pm – 7:30pm – Understanding & Utilizing a Genogram on your case – presented by Kathy Giebler

 Tues April 14 – CASA Lunch & Learn @ 11:55am – 1:00pm Understanding the CANS Assessment presented by Stephanie Duncan of New Horizons

Tues May 12 – CASA Café @ 5:55pm – 7:30pm – Understanding Drugs, their levels and how they affect our cases

Tues June 9 – to be determined

July – none

Tues Aug 11  – to be determined

Tues Sept 8 – to be determined

Tues Oct – to be determined