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Continuing Education

Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing education is an important part of ensuring effective advocacy for our children. National CASA mandates that all active volunteers earn 12 hours of continuing education credits (CEs) per calendar year.

 Voices provides training opportunities throughout the year in order to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of volunteers so they are equipped to fulfill the roles and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer. Voices also informs volunteers of opportunities for continuing education offered throughout the community.

Please click here to learn more about continuing education requirements.

2017 Tools of Choice: Skills for Improving Interactions and Behavior

This is a free, six-week course for parents, family members, professionals, service coordinators, and those who work with individuals displaying challenging behaviors. Participants will also receive one-on-one coaching after completing the class to polish their skills. Presented by St. Louis County- St. Louis Tri-County Behavior Resource Team .

To view the various class times and locations, please click here.

Seating is limited, so advanced registration is required.  For more information or to register please contact: (314) 540-0815,
Info for logging your credits in OPTIMA:
Training Topic- At-risk behaviors/concerns
Format:  Class/workshop
Trainer - Community hosted, Voices endorsed CASA chronicle
18 CEs

CASA Refresher Training

Effective Advocacy Part I & II

Voices is excited to offer CE refreshers for our tenured CASA volunteers! There are two modules, both offered on three different dates- Module 1 is a refresher on gathering information, boundaries and court reporting and Module 2 is a refresher on transportation and confidentiality.  All classes will be held at Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Blvd, 63108.
Contact Rhonda Lingard, 314-615-2908 or to register.
Module 1
Module 2
Saturday, 6/24, 9 AM
Thursday, 06/15, 6 PM
Wednesday, 7/12,  6 PM Saturday, 7/15, 9 AM
Info for logging your credits in OPTIMA:
Training Topic- CASA role/responsibilities
Format:  Class/workshop
Trainer - Voices for Children hosted/presented
3 CEs

Cardinal Glennon Fostering Healthy Children

Children placed in the foster care system are among the most vulnerable members of our society.  As pediatric healthcare specialists, we agree with the American of Pediatrics that all children should have access to “continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate and culturally sensitive primary care.”  As a medical provider and resource to state agencies, community coalitions, kinship, foster and biological parents, we seek to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children (birth – 12 years of age) in foster care.

Come learn how Fostering Healthy Children can benefit the child(ren) you are advocating for.

Friday, June 23, 2017

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Ave, 63108

Contact Rhonda Lingard, 314-615-2908 or to register.

Info for logging your credits in OPTIMA:

Training Topic- Medical needs/issues
Format – Class/workshop

Trainer – Voices for Children hosted/presented

2 CEs

Click here for a list of books that qualify for continuing education credits.


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