Continuing Education Resources

Continuing Education Resources

2016aa-casa-logo-rgbThe National CASA Association and the State of Maryland, Administrative Office of the Courts are requiring CASA programs to show increased compliance with in-service training.

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.

National CASA Association

Addiction/Substance Abuse                             Educational Advocacy                                Rural Issues

Adoption                                                              Family Preservation                                  Socioeconomics

Child Welfare                                                      Foster Care/Placement                             Working With Child Welfare

Communication                                                  Health                                                           Working With Children

Cultural Competence/Diversity                      Immigration                                                 Working With Parents

Disparity                                                             Law/Legal                                                    Working With Older Youth

Domestic Violence                                             Research and Evaluation                           Youth Voice

Maryland CASA Association

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Aging out Youth                                                               Human Trafficking

CASA and Child Advocacy Centers                               Friends of CASA

Court Orders                                                                    Legal Issues

Crisis Management                                                          Legislative

Disabilities                                                                         Mental Health

Educational Advocacy                                                     Research & Statistics

Engaging Fathers                                                             Residential Care



YIPAAnne 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.

Additional guidance related to the ESSA is available at