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CASA University Class One (Online)

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The CASA Volunteer Role in the Child Protection System

All prospective CASA Volunteers must take this class first as part of CASA University. To get signed up, attend a Snapshot session or please contact Zulema Ghohestani at zghohestani@prokids.org.

In this class, you’ll learn about the history of the CASA Volunteer role both nationally and locally, as well as how your role fits into the entire child protection system. Additionally, you will learn more about Hamilton County Job & Family Services (JFS) and how it works to protect children and serve families in our community.

EXPECTATIONS WHILE ATTENDING CASA UNIVERSITY

When you attend CASA University, 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 CASA University 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 CASA University 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 CASA University is 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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