Training

Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer training

About four times per year, Passaic County CASA offers a 36-hour training on how to advocate for the best interests of children living in foster care. Training times vary and include both daytime and evening sessions. Volunteers must complete the entire training session. The curriculum includes the following topics: the role of the volunteer, the child welfare system, needs and development of children, trauma, mental health, poverty, professional communication, cultural competence, educational needs, and permanency. 

After the training is complete,  volunteers are sworn in by a family court judge as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in the Passaic County foster care system.

Announcing… 2019 CASA Volunteer Training Classes


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Evening training

Volunteer Training to become a Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocate will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 - 9 p.m., for 10 sessions, beginning on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

All sessions will be held at the Passaic County CASA Office, located at 415 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite B1, in Wayne. Volunteers must be available to attend the entire training series.

The dates are as follows:

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019
Monday, Feb. 4, 2019
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019
Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

Daytime training

Volunteer Training to become a Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocate will be held starting on Tuesday, March 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for six sessions.

All sessions will be held at the Passaic County CASA Office, located at 415 Hamburg Turnpike, Suite B1, in Wayne. Volunteers must be available to attend the entire training series.

The dates are as follows:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Monday, March 11, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019

Want to join CASA training?
Click
here to fill out the volunteer application.
For more information, contact Director of Outreach and Training Jessica Mickley at 973-832-4002 or at jessica@passaiccountycasa.org.