Choose from the following ongoing CEU online opportunities: Webinars, podcasts, articles and videos.
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Kentucky CASA Network
Click the button below for resources for CASA advocates to complete in-service training hours remotely.
Psychotropic Drugs 101 (1.5 hours)
This webinar is recommended for staff and volunteers who work with children on prescription medication or would like to know more about medications commonly prescribed to children in foster care. It is a great way to fulfill annual continuing education hours. Hosted by Portland Oregon CASA Supervisor Stephen McCrea.
National CASA Podcast: Youth Aging Out of Foster Care (20 minutes)
Isabel Morales, senior project associate with Casey Family Services, talks about permanent solutions for youth aging out of the foster care system.
New York Times: Can an algorithm tell when kids are in danger?
"Child protective agencies are haunted when they fail to save kids. Pittsburgh officials believe a new data analysis program is helping them make better judgment calls."
Kentucky Educational Television: You Are Not Alone Series - A Look Inside Youth Mental Health
6-part KET series that features people on the front lines of mental health and emphasizes the importance of healthy, supportive relationships in helping youth overcome mental health challenges.
NEARI Press & Training Center: Webinars
Learn from NEARI Press authors and other experts in the field about emerging research and practice on a wide variety of subjects.
National CASA Podcast: Stories from Youth (15 minutes)
At our 2010 National CASA Conference, we invited volunteers, staff, supporters and others to share their CASA/GAL stories in a story booth. In this week's podcast, we present the first edited interview: a conversation between a youth who recently emancipated from the foster care system and a youth currently in state care.
Women’s Refuge Commission: Detained or Deported: What about my children?
This toolkit provides detained and deported immigrant and undocumented mothers and fathers with crucial information they need to protect and maintain parental rights and make well-informed, critical decisions regarding the care and welfare of their children.
Human Rights Campaign Foundation: All Children- All Families (1 hour)
Develop a greater understanding of the strengths, challenges and value of LGBTQ adults, parents and families, what they can offer a CASA/GAL program, and how to better serve these children in your role as a CASA or GAL volunteer. Facilitated by Tracy Flynn of Tracy Flynn Consulting
aha! Process Webinars
Understanding of the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to systems level.
NOTE: Not all of these webinars would be applicable to CASA requirements for CEUs.
National CASA Podcast: Former Youth Experience: Amanda (15 minutes)
Former foster youth Amanda Metivier and Alaska State Director Marion Hallum discuss Facing Foster Care in Alaska, a foster youth advocacy program.
Texas CASA College
A variety of online resources that are perfect for CASA advocates to learn more about multiple topics.
Dr. Linda Chamberlain: A Trauma-informed Approach to ACEs - Building Resilient Communities (50 minutes)
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health Webinars
This series will offer strategies, tools, and resources to help facilitate ACRTI organizational change. Presenters will offer guidance on developing and implementing processes for engaging leadership, reflecting on current practice, supporting staff, planning for and managing organizational change, enhancing services, and evaluating our work.
National CASA Podcast: Helping Youth Succeed: A Former Foster Youth’s Story (20 minutes)
This is part one of a two-part series. In this half you will hear Michael describe his experiences with the foster care system and Rhode Island CASA and share how he was able to overcome the odds. In part two you will hear from the two men who helped Michael get where he is today.
The New Yorker: When Should A Child Be Taken From His Parents?
"In family court, judges must decide whether the risks at home outweigh the risks of separating a family." This article from the New Yorker delves into the nuances of child protective services.
PBS Frontline: Growing Up Trans
Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too — with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. In Growing Up Trans, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families.
National CASA Podcast: Foster Youth Experience: Jessica (30 minutes)
Jessica Hildebrand shares her experience of being in foster care and emancipating out of the system.
New York Times: Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings
“The California case in which 13 siblings were found imprisoned at home earlier this week is shocking, but not without precedent. The good news, trauma experts say, is that recovery is indeed possible.”