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Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

Training

The Illinois Association of Court Appointed Special Advocates believes strongly in the continuing education of both program staff and volunteers. Illinois CASA strives to deliver a monthly ongoing training program that helps to build and maintain a strong and consistent staff and volunteer base. 

Upon completion of any of the in-service training opportunities on the CASA website, document your experience by completing the Illinois CASA In-Service Training Completion Form. You will automatically receive a copy of your responses, which you may forward to your Local Program for its in-service training records. Completing the form acts as your completion certificate.

What's the difference between a webinar and workshop? A webinar is virtual lecture style with audience engagement through virtual chat and Q&A boxes and polling. Cameras and microphones are off during a webinar. Almost all webinars are recorded and loaded on our website. A workshop is typically a virtual meeting with an expectation that audience will have their cameras and microphones on and ready to participate in conversation as well as chat and Q&A box and polling. Workshops are not recorded. Both webinars and workshops offer continuing education credit. 

We urge the local CASA program staff and volunteers to examine our Training Calendar and sign up early.  Any questions or comments regarding the training can be directed to Libby Moeller, Training Manager libby@illinoiscasa.org.

Illinois Office Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2022

Illinois CASA Network Recruitment Call

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
3:00 pm4:00 pm

FOR LOCAL PROGRAM STAFF ONLY. Join peers across the network to discuss best practices for recruiting volunteer advocates. Call will not be recorded. May-CASA of Franklin & Hamilton Counties will share successes and challenges, June-Champaign County CASA will share successes and challenges.

Fireside Chat with Hamish Brewer Award Winning Educator, Skateboarding Tattooed Principal, Author, International Speaker

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
1:00 pm2:00 pm

Join us to have a dynamic Q&A Session with Hamish Brewer, a powerful and positive disruptor in Education who became affectionately known as the Relentless, Tattooed Skateboarding Principal. Hamish is a speaker, best-selling author, and strong advocate for tackling the toughest issues in education head on.
We'll have some prepared questions for Hamish, but you can ask your questions, too -- so come prepared to listen, be inspired and take part in this inspirational session.
Hamish is happy to take questions on any/all of these areas - plus areas of utmost importance to you and your work.
1. Educational Advocacy
2. Supporting Students Who Have Experienced Extraordinary Challenges
To get a better sense of Hamish, his style and his background, please check out these quick, compelling video resources showcasing his work as a Principal. Hamish is now focused full-time on being a catalyst for change in schools across the world.

https://hamishbrewer.com/

Illinois CASA Network Call

Thursday, June 9, 2022
12:00 pm1:00 pm

Illinois CASA Network Advocate Supervision Support Call

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
3:00 pm4:30 pm

FOR LOCAL PROGRAM STAFF ONLY. Join peers across the network to discuss how to best support volunteer advocates. Call will not be recorded.

Court Reports that Paint a Picture for the Judge​

Thursday, June 16, 2022
9:00 am10:30 am

Court Reports that Paint a Picture for the Judge
This workshop is open to local program staff and advocate volunteers. Participants are asked to have their cameras on and ready to participate and engage with presenters and fellow participants. Limited to 20 participants.
Learning Outcomes:
-Understand Best Interest Advocacy
-Review Facts vs. Opinions
-Identify Key Elements of a Court Report
-Recommendation Guidelines
-Resources Available
Facilitated by Illinois CASA staff: Quality Assurance Manager, Karen Lehmkuhl and Training Manager, Libby Moeller

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Thursday, June 16, 2022
12:00 pm1:30 pm

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) occurs when an infant or young child is violently shaken. This training will help participants understand the signs, effects, and causes of SBS and the impact on families and society. Presented by Prevent Child Abuse Illinois.

Illinois CASA Network Call

Thursday, June 23, 2022
12:00 pm1:00 pm

Training of Facilitators (TOF) for the National CASA Pre-Service Curriculum

Tuesday, June 28, 202210:00 amThursday, June 30, 20223:00 pm

FOR STAFF ONLY
This three day virtual training will focus on adult-learning and facilitation practices, as well as an overview of the curriculum. Participants will have an opportunity to put the tools acquired into action. This event will be held virtually Tuesday, June 28th, Wednesday, June 29th and Thursday, June 30th from 10am-3pm. We will break each day for a 30 minute lunch. Limited to 20 participants. Presenters: Karen Lehmkuhl and Anibal Vega

Illinois CASA Office Closed in Observance of Fourth of July Holiday

Monday, July 4, 2022
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