CASA Continuing
Education Library

Alternative Continuing Education Resources

 

  • CASA Volunteers commit to acquiring 12 hours of continuing education based on the annual fiscal year (July 1 until June 30).

 

  • CASA staff offers monthly in-service training to acquire these hours. However, there may be the need for alternative resources. CASA Volunteers may choose up to 4 hours of alternative CE credits from the following list.

 

  • Your assigned Advocate Supervisor can assist you with choosing appropriate content due to educational requirements, and in most cases we can provide you with the necessary materials. Please notify your assigned Advocate Supervisor or prior to selecting/engaging with alternative content. 

 

  • Professionals who engage in relevant continuing education through the course of their employment may submit certificates of completion to CASA staff to satisfy necessary hours. Please notify your assigned Advocate Supervisor in this event. 

 

  • Final authorization of alternative continuing education hours lies with CASA staff.

 

Books

 

Volunteers will submit a 2-3 paragraph discussion of how the subject applies to CASA advocacy and/or a specific writing prompt given by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteers will acquire 2 hours for reading and written discussion.

 

  • The Body Keeps the Score- Bessel Van Der Kolk, phd.

    • The Effects of Trauma

    • Hard copy

  • Between the World and Me- Ta-Nehisi Coates

    • Racism/Memoir

    • 4 hard copies

  • How to Be an Anti-Racist- Ibrahim X. Kendi

    • Racism

    • Hard copy

  • No Visible Bruises- Rachel Snyder   

    • Domestic Violence

    • Hard copy

  • There There- Tommy Orange

    • Native American/Memoir

    • Hard copy

  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies- Resmaa Menakem

    • Racism

    • Hard copy

  • Teaching With Poverty in Mind- Eric Jensen

    • Hard copy

    • Poverty/Education

  • Educated- Tara Westover

    • Poverty/Trauma/Memoir

  • A Mind Spread Out on the Ground- Alicia Elliott

    • Hard Copy

    • Native American/Mental Illness/Memoir

  • Three Little Words- Ashley Rhodes Courter

    • Hard Copy

    • Foster Care/Memoir

  • I Thought it was Just Me- Bren`e Brown

    • Hard Copy

    • Shame/Resilience

  • Girls Like Us- Rachel Lloyd

    • Hard Copy

    • Human Trafficking/Memoir

 

Podcasts

Time earned will vary based on podcast length. Volunteers will also submit a 2 to 3 paragraph written discussion of how the subject applies to CASA advocacy and/or a specific writing prompt given by the Volunteer Coordinator

 

  1. The Ezra Klein Show

Covid’s Future, Trauma’s Long Shadow, and California’s Lessons

California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Ezra Klein discuss how Covid-19 and trauma are shaping children.

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris-Covid-19 and the Long Term Effects of Trauma

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   2. Employers are Begging for Workers. Maybe That’s a Good Thing

The Political Scientist Jamila Michener Discusses Employer Panic, America’s Poverty Addiction and the Messy Politics of Work

Employers Are Begging for Workers. Maybe That's a Good Thing 1:06:19

 

   3. This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Trauma

The author Bessel van der Kolk, author of “The Body Keeps the Score”, on how trauma transforms the body and the brain.

This Conversation Will Change How You Think About Trauma 1:18:58

   4. Unlocking Us with Bren`e Brown (available through a free account on Spotify)

 

  • Unlocking Us with Bren`e Brown 6/30/2020

  • Brene on Shame and Accountability- 45:1510/14/2020

  • With Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle 1:02:52

Videos/Movies

Times earned will vary based on length of video/s. Volunteers will also submit a 2 to 3 paragraph written discussion of how the subject applies to CASA advocacy and/or a specific writing prompt given by the Volunteer Coordinator.

 

1. Growing Up Poor in America

  • 53:17

  • 1 hour of CE with writing submission

2. A.B.C. as a set- 1 hour of CE with writing submission

 

 

 

 

3. Indian Child Welfare Act-Educational Resource Library - 20 minutes

  • View on YouTube

  • Hear from Native American adults on their experiences with foster care and adoption as children before the enactment of the Indian Child Welfare Act. 

4. Domestic Violence Awareness Month Documentary

  • Private Violence

  • 1.5 hours CE

  • Notify your AS if you view the documentary and make a training log in Optima

 

Click to watch:

Private Violence Documentary

Disclaimer: images in the documentary may be disturbing to some viewers

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