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LEARNING CENTER

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Education (CE) is not only a requirement from National CASA.
It is also the key to increasing our abilities to be exceptional for the children who rely upon us.

 

CASAs are expected to earn a minimum of 12 CE hours each calendar year. All hours are logged into Optima and approved by your Advocate Manager.

We provide CASAs an enormous number of access points for CEs.

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Need Info about a Specific Topic? Email Sharie.

CASA LIBRARY

The CASA Office houses a lending library of books and DVDs. We have multiple copies of some titles if you are interested in hosting a book club. Stop in to borrow a title today!

Open the Excel file for the list of available titles. Sort by topic, title, or author. Click on titles to view descriptions.

 

            Book & Video Catalog

Please return the title to the CASA office when you are finished. Thank you.

REPORTING STANDARDS

A new CASA report format rolled out in October 2021. Highlights of the changes include:

  • entries by child rather than date

  • paragraph summaries of topics

  • reduced/eliminated quotes

  • increased story-like verbiage

  • list of best interest bullet points

These resources are to help you learn the new format.

Recording

Sample Good Report

Sample Template

Acronyms List

Report Writing Tips

Each case has an individualized template available in Optima.

TRAINING from ILLINOIS CASA

All webinars through Illinois CASA, both recordings and upcoming dates, are available on the Illinois CASA website.

CASA RECORDINGS

View previous sessions hosted by CASA of McHenry County, including Lunch & Learn and Fall Conference sessions.

Opioid Overdose Prevention and Reversal with Live4Lali

Foster Parent Support Specialist with Rebecca Thomas, DCFS

IEPs & 504s with Aundrea Nabors, Education Advocate, DCFS