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.
Need Info about a Specific Topic? Email Sharie.
Open the Excel file for the list of available titles. Sort by topic, title, or author. Click on titles to view descriptions.
Please return the title to the CASA office when you are finished. Thank you.
TRAINING from ILLINOIS CASA
Illinois CASA offers recordings of previous webinars and assistance in key advocacy areas.
Event Calendar of Upcoming Training by IL CASA
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
increased story-like verbiage
list of best interest bullet points
These resources are to help you learn the new format.
Each case has an individualized template available in Optima.
CASA of McHenry County RECORDINGS
View previous sessions hosted by CASA of McHenry County, including Lunch & Learn and Fall Conference sessions.
Impact of IPV on Kids in Care with Elyssa Crowley, Turning Point (3/23)
Responding to Disclosure with Jennifer Samartano, PCA IL (2/23)
Legal Screening with Natalie Kase, DCFS Attorney (1/23)
IEPs & 504s: What a CASA Can Do with Harold Sweeney (11/22)
IEPs & 504s with Aundrea Nabors, Education Advocate, DCFS
PFLAG McHenry with Toni Weaver and Carol Fetzner (10/22)
Safe Families with Mindy Amodeo and AnneMarie Mattey (5/22)
Attending Court with CASA Staff (4/22)
How to Testify at a TPR with ASAs Mary Ann Scholl & Brett Dunbar (3/22)
KIN & ROAN House Services with Amber Rakoczy (2/22)
Foster Parent Support Specialist with Rebecca Thomas (11/21)
Opioid Overdose Prevention and Reversal with Live4Lali (10/21)