Training

CASA Volunteer training

About five 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.

 
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Spring 2018 Training - Evening

 This training will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 - 9 p.m. and one Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, May 1. Volunteers must be available to attend the entire training series.

The dates are as follows:

Tuesday, May 1, 6 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 3, 6 - 9 p.m. 
Tuesday, May 8, 6 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 10, 6 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 6 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 17, 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 6 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 24, 6 - 9 p.m.

Spring 2018 Training - Daytime

 This training will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., for 6 sessions, beginning Monday, May 7.  Volunteers must be available to attend the entire training series.

Monday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday May 9, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Monday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

For more information about Passaic County CASA's volunteer training, contact Director of Outreach and Training Jessica Mickley at
973-832-4002 or jessica@passaiccountycasa.org.

Ready to start training? Click here to fill out an application so you can be part of the next training class.