Upcoming
Events & Festivals

CASA Pre Service Training

Thursday Apr 27 2017

6:00pm - 9:30pm

San Juan United Way

The San Juan Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer program is recruiting individuals interested in helping children who have been victims of abuse and neglect.  CASA’s mission is to support effective volunteer advocacy for the best interest of abused and neglected children and to assist a child to reach a safe and permanent home. CASA volunteers provide a voice and hope for a brighter future for our children!  Please help make a difference!

Event Information

San Juan United Way
903 West Apache Farmington, NM
Free
505-592-0615

April 19  

  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Introduction to CASA (Chapter One) 
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dynamics of Child Abuse and Neglect (Chapter 2)
  •  8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. History of the Child Advocacy Movement (Chapter 2)

April 20

  • 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 pm Children’s Court Process (Chapter 2)
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Role of the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Indian Child Welfare Act (Chapter 2) 
  • 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Community Resources 

April 22

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Cultural Diversity and Disproportionality (Chapter 3) 
  • 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Confidentiality (Chapter 7) 
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Role of the Permanency Planning Worker (Chapter 2)
  • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Meet and Hear from Experienced CASA Volunteers Lunch is provided 
  • 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Tour of Childhaven Shelter 
  • 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Case Review 
  • 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Information Gathering and Court Report Writing (Chapters 7 and 9) 

April 24

  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Child and Family Service Review: Strategies to Safety, Permanency and Well Being 
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Role of the Children’s Court Judge (Chapter 2) 
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Child Development and Understanding Children with Special Issues (Chapter 6) 

April 26

  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Information on Foster Parent Training and Requirements
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mediation in Abuse and Neglect Cases
  • 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Understanding Families (Chapters 4 and 5) 

April 27

  • 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 pm Effects of Domestic Violence on Children (Chapter 4)
  • 7:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m. Roles and Responsibilities (Chapter 2)
  • 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Self-Care for Volunteers (Chapter 10)
  • 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Graduation 

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