Special Programs/Age Groups

About Trauma: Steps to Peace

Trauma and family violence is involved in many ProKids cases. Steps to Peace offers support through consultation and training for CASA Volunteers.

Find Steps to Peace materials here.

Building Blocks

The ProKids Building Blocks program provides specialized training for CASA volunteers who work with children ages birth through 5 years old. Building Blocks CASA Volunteers receive additional training in assessment of child development, caregiver/child interaction, trauma, medical care, the law, resources and services.  CASA volunteers are asked to complete the required training within a year of being assigned a Building Blocks case.

Find Building Blocks materials here.

Framing Futures

The Framing Futures program provides specialized training for CASA Volunteers who work with children ages 6 through 13 years of age.

Framing Futures CASA Volunteers receive training on specific issues related to this age group including: age-appropriate development in all areas of the child’s life; holistic approaches to enhance a child’s well-being; enrichment of a child’s life through community relationships, such as with teammates and coaches; and support of a child’s interests and talents, helping them find ways to increase their self-worth while exploring opportunities in the community. In addition, the training provides an understanding of the options for supporting a child’s elementary and middle school academic experience, focusing on how to best serve the individual child.

CASA Volunteers who work with children in this particular age group are asked to complete this training within a year of taking their case.

Find Framing Futures materials here.


This specialized program is designed to help with one of the toughest, yet most rewarding volunteer positions: becoming a CASA Volunteer for children ages 14 to 18.  Launch focuses specifically on the needs of older youth in the foster care system and trains CASA volunteers to work effectively with this age group.

Throughout the year, additional trainings will be offered in order to learn more about working with youth ages 14 to 18.  Some of the topics covered are education, delinquency and job readiness.

Find Launch materials here.