Calendar of Events


CASA Training Classes

Must be registered in advance for the CASA Advocate Class to attend sessions

The Church of the Covenant
Room 211
 267 E. Beau St., Washington, PA.  
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
3    CASA Advocate Class # 5
Chapter 5 – Understanding Families – Part 2
The impact of substance abuse/addiction on children & families, poverty – the facts for children, importance of family to a child.
Presented by: Kira Lopresto, Greenbriar Treatment Center and CASA Staff 
Homework – please read Chapter 6

5    CASA Advocate Class # 6
Chapter 6 – Understanding Children
We will discuss how the child welfare system impacts children and learn about the ages and stages assessments of children to understand developmental concerns and make recommendations to benefit children. 
Presented by: Kelley Swift, CASA Board President.
Homework – please read Chapter 7

10    CASA Advocate Class # 7
Chapter 7 – Communication 
Developing communication skills, communicating with children, dealing with conflict, understanding confidentiality.
Presented by: CASA Staff
Homework – please read Chapter 8

12    CASA Advocate Class # 8
Chapter 8 – Gathering Information 
How a CASA advocate is appointed to a case, planning the investigation & gathering information, a successful advocate interview, investigating a case, and utilizing community resources.
Presented by: CASA Staff
Homework – please read Chapter 9 & 10

17    CASA Advocate Class # 9
Chapter 9 & 10 – Reporting and Monitoring a Case and Pulling It All Together 
Writing court reports & making effective recommendations, appearing in court, monitoring a case and pulling it all together.
Presented by: CASA Staff

19    CASA Advocate Class # 10
Case Study- class will be joined by current CASA Advocates 
Small group discussion and input into investigating and making recommendations for a sample case
Dinner will be provided for this session.

13     CASA Happy Hour
7 -10 p.m.  at Southpoint Golf Club, 360 Southpoint Boulevard, Canonsburg, PA  
CASA volunteers are encouraged to invite someone they know who might be a good volunteer and bring them to this Happy Hour to learn more about becoming a CASA.
Former CASA Volunteer, Janice B. and her husband will be serving that night as guest bartenders and all tips will go to CASA

15     CASA Board Meeting 
7:30 a.m. at the Panera's in Washington 

21    Dependency Alphabet Soup - 
What Changes are in Store for 2018 and beyond
location: Judge Lucas's court room
8 - 9 a.m.

5     Holiday Party/Volunteer Appreciation 
location: Al's Cafe in Bethel Park 
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 




27    Chefs for CASA
Bella Sera Event Venue, Canonsburg, PA
6 p.m.

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