The Service Provider Identification and Exploration Resource (SPIDER)

Wednesday, June 3rd | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Online | Elective 2 Credits

Register & Learn More


Thursday, June 4  |  1:30 – 2:30 PM
Online  |  CORE 2 Credits

Register by emailing:

Abuse & Neglect

Thursday, June 4  |  5:30 – 7:30 PM
Online  |  CORE 3 Credits

*Please talk to your supervisor before registering

Webinar: Connections Matter

June 10 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Online  |  Elective 2 Credits

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Coffee Case Talk

Friday, June 12  |  8:00 – 9:00 AM
Online  |  CORE 2 Credits

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Children: Grief & Loss/Trauma Informed Care – Professor Donovan

Tuesday, June 16  | 11:30 – 12:30 PM
Online  |  Elective 3 Credits

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Fireside Case Chat
Criteria for Removing a Child from their Home

Thursday, June 25  |  6:00 – 7:00 PM
Online  |  CORE 2 Credits

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The electives below offer various subjects that are relevant on a case-by-case experience. These classes are important to build a CASA/GALs foundation of knowledge to increase focus on case related topics. Listed below are the specific case related matters for your continuing education that will be offered on the CASA Kane County Events Calendar.

  • Addiction & Substance Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foster Care Families
  • Immigration
  • Mediation
  • Mental Health & Wellness
  • Self-Care
  • Sexual Abuse


(Continuing Opportunities to Refresh & Educate)
The foundation of effective advocacy for our CASA/GALs starts with pre and post training learning. Our C.O.R.E is designed to prepare and support each CASA/GAL volunteer in the important role as a child advocate.

  • Abuse & Neglect Recertification – Course Training Refresher & Compliance
  • Probate Recerfitication – Course Training Refresher & Compliance
  • Optima Training – Refresh and refine your case management skills and ask specific Optima related questions
  • Post Pre-Service Training – Course Training Refresher & Compliance
  • Coffee Case Talks
  • Fireside Chats

Archived Recorded Trainings

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Click below for Continuing Education, CASA Special Events
& General Information Meetings (GIMs)

Attain your 12-20 continuing education credits by attending a free live continuing education class.  To RSVP to any of the classes offered, please check the event details on the calendar.

Monthly Coffee Case Talks & Fireside Chats

These meet-ups are intended to provide a setting for volunteers to discuss specific case needs in small groups in order to promote greater advocacy and collaboration.

Small groups on specific topics you would like to attend that pertain to your case.
Case related subjects you want to learn more about for greater continuing education.
Share thoughts and experiences on your case that are related to our children, courts, agencies and outside influences.

Continuing Education Common Questions

Contact Maha McDiarmid, Director of Training & Education 630-444-3106 or email at

Contact Maha McDiarmid, Director of Training & Education at 630-444-3106 or email at  She will work directly with the supervisor as a team and triage approach to meet your needs.


If you have questions related to education, please contact Maha McDiarmid, Director of Training and Education at or by calling 630-444-3016.