CONTINUING EDUCATION

In order to keep current with topics/subjects that relate to the volunteer role, our volunteers are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education per year. There are various ways to accumulate continuing education hours. We provide recommendations and information about classes, webinars, podcasts, documentaries, books, conferences and lectures available online or in the El Paso area.

 

El Paso CASA Online Learning Center

El Paso CASA advocates have access to https://texascasa.org/ through the learning center and CASA College for Continuing Education courses and recorded webinars. To access available courses, advocates first need to create an account with CASA College (https://casacollege.myabsorb.com/#/login) During registration, when asked your “affiliation” be sure to select “CASA Advocate” to receive access to continuing education courses.

In the upper right hand, corner you will see 3 bars to help you navigate through the website. This is also, where you will access your “transcript”. This will serve as your supporting documentation to upload to Optima to receive credit. If a certificate was offered, that will serve in place of transcript. All documents can be sent to krios@casaofelpaso.org for credit and to be uploaded to Optima.

Some recommended courses and webinars to get started. Once you begin any of the courses below, you will see an extensive catalogue of opportunities.

  1. Effective CASA Advocacy in a Virtual Environment - CLICK HERE
  2. Health Advocacy Webinar - CLICK HERE
  3. Communicating with Children - CLICK HERE
  4. Communicating Effectively in the Child Welfare System - CLICK HERE
  5. The Seven Habits of the Highly Effective CASA - CLICK HERE
  6. Reasonable Efforts - CLICK HERE
  7. Attorneys & CASA Webinar - CLICK HERE

 


Approved Movie List

In order to keep current with subjects/topics that relate to the volunteer role, our volunteers are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education per year. We make it easy to keep up with your continuing education hours and learn something new! There are great movies to immerse yourself in. Don’t forget to send self-reflection form to krios@casaofelpaso.org to receive your credit.

Below is a list of approved movies for continuing education hours. A short self-reflection form must be submitted to receive credit for the movie. Each movie provides 2 hours of training. With a maximum of two movies per year, for a total of 4 hours of credit.

 

Movie Self Reflection Form - PDF

 

Maid (2021): After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses as she fights to provide for her child and build them a better future.

  • Submit Self-Reflection form= 2 hours of training

 

Four Good Days (2021): Emerging from a detox clinic, a young addict tries to stay clean while living with her mother for the next four days.

  • Submit Self-Reflection form= 2 hours of training

 

The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez (2020): A boy’s brutal murder and the public trials of his guardians and social workers prompt questions about the system’s protection of vulnerable children

  • Submit Self-Reflection form= 2 hours of training

 

Foster Boy (2019): Michael is a high-powered lawyer and Jamal is an angry young man who has been imprisoned after years of abuse in the foster care system. Together they have to overcome their differences to find justice and expose the foster care system.

  • Submit Self-Reflection form= 2 hours of training

 

Ben is Back (2018): Holly is swept into a race against time after her 19-year old son returns home for Christmas – and suddenly disappears

  • Submit Self-Reflection form= 2 hours of training

 

Instant Family (2018): When a couple decides to start a family, they are inspired to pursue adoption through the foster care system. They feel like wonderful, altruistic people until they suddenly have three wild kids in their home. Now they must learn to love and parent children who have no interest in being parented in this heartwarming comedy.

  • Submit Self-Reflection form= 2 hours of training

 

Short Term 12 (2013): Calm and competent, Grace is a young counsellor at a California care unit for at-risk teens. However, her cool facade begins to crack in the pressure cooker atmosphere as she and some of the unruly residents are reminded of past and present abuses.

  • Submit Self-Reflection form= 2 hours of training

 

From Place to Place (2011): From Place to Place is a feature documentary that spends two years in the lives of six young adults who recently aged out of foster care. At age 18 they were forced to leave foster care without the skills or support they needed.

  • Submit Self-Reflection form= 2 hours of training

 

Precious (2009): Pregnant by her own father for the second time, 16-year-old Claireece "Precious" Jones can neither read nor write and suffers constant abuse at the hands of her vicious mother. Precious instinctively sees a chance to turn her life around when she is offered the opportunity to transfer to an alternative school. Under the patient, firm guidance of her new teacher, Ms. Rain, Precious begins the journey from oppression to self-determination.

  • Submit Self-Reflection form= 2 hours of training

 

Aging Out (2004): Navigating the transition from adolescence to adulthood is challenging for even the most mature and privileged youth. For three young people in New York and Los Angeles, making the transition to independent living is considerably more difficult as they "age out" of the foster care system and suddenly discover, for the first time, that they're on their own.

  • Submit Self-Reflection form= 2 hours of training

 

Movie Self Reflection Form - PDF