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What Does A CASA Do

Visits with the child regularly Reviews the social service agency and Court records Gathers information about the child from parents, caregivers, social workers, teachers, and anyone else important in the child’s life Identifies family and community resources that can help meet the child’s needs Problem solves with the professionals involved…

Is CASA Right For Me

If you care about children Are at least 21 years of age Live or work in Anne Arundel County Are objective and non-judgmental Have a flexible enough schedule to attend Court hearings and meetings Have enough time in your schedule to spend 15 to 20 hours per month working on…

What Training Do CASA’s Receive

Volunteers receive 35 hours of training that involves independent study, class time, and court observation. Topics include: understanding the judicial and child welfare systems cultural awareness the impact of family issues such as substance abuse, mental illness and family violence building collaborative relationships practicing the CASA role writing court reports…

CASA Volunteer Training Manual

Table of Contents Chapter 1: The CASA Role Chapter 2: The Child Welfare System Chapter 3: Cultural Competence Chapter 4: Understanding Families - Part I Chapter 5: Understanding Families - Part II Chapter 6: Understanding Children Chapter 7: Communicating as a CASA Chapter 8: Gathering Information Chapter 9: Reporting &…