In-service training policy states the following:
“Volunteers are expected to participate in 12 hours of continuing education on a yearly basis, the year running from July 1 to June 30. CASA offers two hours of training per month, in which volunteers are encouraged to participate in order to meet this requirement. Participation in outside seminars and conferences also count. Volunteers can discuss with their supervisor additional ways to meet this requirement, if volunteers are out of compliance”.
New! If you are researching topics specifically related to your case and your child you may submit a continuing education form.
NOTE: The Continuing Education form has been revised. When turning in your hours, please use one form for each in-service training activity that the hours are associated with. CLICK HERE to download the form.
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Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. is an associate member of YIPA and we are able to offer our CASA volunteers free training through their website. CLICK HERE to access the on-demand library!
Educational Advocacy Resources
Guidance on the Every Student Succeeds Act – Children in Foster Care / Engaging Stakeholders
Source: U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services – June 23, 2016
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services have released guidance to states, school districts and child welfare agencies on new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting children in foster care. The U.S. Education of Department also has released a letter stressing the importance of meaningful stakeholder engagement as states and local school districts transition to the ESSA.
- Foster Care Guidance(June 23, 2016)
- Dear Colleague Letter on Foster Care Guidance(June 23, 2016)
- Dear Colleague Letter on Foster Care Timelines(June 23, 2016)
- Dear Colleague Letter on Stakeholder Engagement(June 23, 2016)
Additional guidance related to the ESSA is available at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/index.html.