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Building Blocks (Online)

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

Training will be presented by the ProKids Building Blocks Program Manager. In addition to presenting training like this, the Program Manager is available to consult on cases involving children ages birth through 5 years old. Along with your CASA Manager, the Program Manager can assist you in accessing information and resources.

This is a recurring course. If you have already participated, you are welcome to come again – as some of the material has been updated – but you do not need to attend a second time.

EXPECTATIONS WHILE ATTENDING A PROKIDS TRAINING

When you attend a ProKids Training, you’ll be learning alongside other community members preparing to advocate for children experiencing one of, if not the most, chaotic times of their life. We take this work extremely seriously. Because of that, we have the following expectations for every ProKids Training participant:

• We promote a safe learning environment free of harassment, discrimination, and violence. It is never acceptable to speak or act in a way that intimidates, threatens, or denigrates the humanity of another participant, trainer, or community member.

• It is not appropriate to attend a ProKids Training to explicitly obtain legal or other advice for ongoing or past child protection involvement. ProKids trainers and staff will not comment on or engage in conversation about any specific child protection case.

• The goal of ProKids Trainings are to educate the community how to effectively advocate for children while involved in the child protection system. We are unable to answer questions or advise about issues not directly related to this goal.

Failure to follow these expectations will result in removal from and barring of participation in all ProKids education and training indefinitely.

“This training has been partially funded through a contract between Ohio CASA and the Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio CASA supports local CASA/GAL programs throughout Ohio with training, technical assistance, legislative support, and standards implementation so volunteers may advocate for abused, neglected and dependent children in the court system.”

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