2018 Summer Flex Training 8/21 - 9/25

The CASA Flex Training consists of 8 in-person 3-hour classes, 5 online classes, and 3 hours of courtroom observation completed over a 6-week cycle. You must finish all training and observation within the 6 weeks, and all background checks must be completed and cleared in order to be sworn in as a CASA.

Summer Flex Training: August 21 – September 25, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Tues., Aug. 21: (In-Person)
Mandatory Class Introduction

By Wed., Aug. 29: (Online)
Complete Online Session 1: Getting Started; Introduction to Child Welfare

Thurs., Aug. 30: (In-Person)
The Role of the CASA Volunteer; Introduction to Child Abuse and Neglect

By Mon., Sept. 3: (Online)
Complete Online Session 2: Strengths and Risks

Tues., Sept. 4: (In-Person)
Family Strengths; Introducing Yourself as a CASA; Greene Case Study

By Tues., Sept. 11: (Online)
Complete Online Session 3: Cultural Competence and Disproportionality

Wed., Sept. 12: (In-Person)
Court Reports, The Amarillo Case

Thurs., Sept. 13: (In-Person)
Juvenile Dependency Team Panel Discussion

By Mon., Sept. 17: (Online)
Complete Online Session 4: Achieving Permanence

Tues., Sept. 18: (In-Person)
Child Development; Older Youth; The Brown Case

Thurs., Sept. 20: (In-Person)
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children

By Fri., Sept. 21: (Online)
Complete Online Session 5: Wrapping Up – The Redd Case

Mon., Sept. 24: (In-Person)
Redd Case Debrief, CASA Panel

Additional Training Expectations

Courtroom Observation: 3 Hours of Courtroom Observation to be completed on a Tuesday during training. A sign-up sheet will be available at the first In-Person class.

Swearing-In Ceremony: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Attend this ceremony to take your volunteer oath of appointment after completing the training. The ceremony is held at the Juvenile Courthouse at 4353 E. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. Please join us at the office immediately following the swearing-in for a celebratory luncheon. You are welcome to bring one guest.
Continuing Education: You will be required to complete 12 hours of Continuing Education each calendar year that you are an active volunteer. We offer a variety of trainings to help volunteers complete this requirement.