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CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate, is looking for volunteers in Atoka and Coal Counties.
Flex-Learning curriculum is available for potential CASA volunteers in Oklahoma.
This blended format includes five weeks of interactive modules and weekly sessions with your local CASA program.
The online material covers general information about child welfare courts and cases, working with child protection and child welfare agencies, understanding various family dynamics that lead to family involvement with child protection services, community services and resources, advocacy skills, and techniques for documentation, case review, case monitoring, interviewing, and report preparation.
The program sessions will be provided by your local CASA program each week. These are opportunities for volunteers to review individual program policies, procedures, and practices, as well as to discuss application of the general material and content from the online portion of the course to the local program community and families served.
• Potential volunteers will work through the modules each week on their time, at their pace, at their convenience – from home, office or anywhere!
• A facilitator will monitor all participant progress, discussions, and will interact with participants regularly.
• Volunteers will also be required to complete 15 hours (3 hours per week) of training with their local CASA program. They will also be individually screened and interviewed by CASA.
Flex training begins Monday, July 6, 2020. For people interested in becoming a CASA volunteer contact Sara Buskirk at (580) 889-5860 or online at www.atokacoalcasa.org.