Educational Opportunities

The National CASA Association standards require that active CASAs complete 12 hours of continuing education each year after completing the initial 30-hour training session. All of the below options must be pre-approved by Lisa Martin, please contact her for more information.

Local Workshops

Take a local workshop on a CASA-related topic. To Get Credit: Write a maximum, one-page summary of a workshop and your response to its content. Please include dates, trainer names and the length of your session.

College-Level Course Work

Take a college course that focuses on a CASA-related topic, like child development, family law or communications.

To Get Credit: Send a copy of your final semester grade card with the course description attached.

Self-Guided Options

For online resources, please visit the National CASA website. To Get Credit: Write a maximum one-page summary of the material and your response to its content. Please include the title of the material, the date and the type of material you read.

Watch a film that focuses on a CASA-related topic. To Get Credit: Write a maximum one-page summary of the show and your response to its content. Please include the date, the title and the length of the film.

Listen to a podcast that focuses on a CASA-related topic. To Get Credit: Write a maximum one-page summary of the show and your response to its content. Please include the date, guest names, the podcast name and episode #, and the length of the show.

Read a book, magazine or newspaper article about a CASA-related topic. To Get Credit: Write a maximum one-page summary of the material and your response to its content. Please include the title of the material, the date and the type of material you read.

Have questions? Contact Lisa Martin at 816-984-8230 to discuss applicable credit hours.

Continuing education and in-service training hours are tracked by the Jackson County CASA Staff through the Optima database. Please contact LMartin@jacksoncountycasa-mo.org or call 816-984-8204.