CONTINUING EDUCATION

January Live CORE and Elective Classes:

Understanding the parameters of ACRs with DCFS
Elective – 1 credit

Tuesday, January 28
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online

Coffee Case Talk
CORE – 3 credits

Friday, January 31
8:00 am – 9:00 am
CASA Office

February Live CORE and Elective Classes:

Probate Re-Certification
CORE – 3 credits

Monday, February 3
9:30 am – 10:30 am
CASA Office

Abuse & Neglect Re-certification
CORE – 3 credits

Thursday, February 6
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Online

Reasonable Efforts Explained
Elective – 3 credits

Wednesday, February 19
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
CASA Office

Fireside Case Chat
CORE – 3 credits

Thursday, February 27
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CASA Office

Report Writing Workshop
CORE – 3 credit

Friday, February 28
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
TBD

March Live CORE and Elective Classes:

Abuse & Neglect Re-Certification
CORE – 3 credits

Friday, March 6
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CASA Office

Optima Training
CORE – 3 credits

Friday, March 6
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CASA Office

Older Youth Resources
(Aging Out Toolkit)
Elective – 3 credits

Monday, March 16
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
CASA Office

Interviewing Children Workshop
CORE – 3 credits

Monday, March 23
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
CASA Office

Coffee Case Talk
CORE – 3 credits

Friday, March 27
8:00 am – 9:00 am
CASA Office

Probate Re-Certification
CORE – 3 credits

Tuesday, March 31
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
CASA Office

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.

C.O.R.E

(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

Electives

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.

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

Monthly Coffee Case Talk

One of our greatest priorities is working together on a CASA to CASA – Case by Case – Child by Child learning, to meet your specific needs.

Monthly Coffee Case Talks are intended to provide a setting for volunteers to discuss specific case needs in small groups in order to promote greater advocacy and collaboration. To request a small group on a specific topic, please use the button below.

Continuing Education Common Questions

Contact Maha McDiarmid, Director of Training & Education 630-444-3106 or email at maham@casakanecounty.org.

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

Are we meeting your educational needs?

Please recommend here:
  • 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.

Questions?

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