You'll need a total of 12 hours of continuing education each year. 4 of those hours will be through SFCASA.
All CASAs must obtain 12 hours of additional continuing education each year. All classes take place at our offices in San Francisco, located at 2535 Mission Street, unless otherwise specified. Please note that you will have to climb a set of stairs to get to our office.
To sign up for one of the continuing education courses below, simply click on the blue "Sign up here" link for the course you wish to attend. You'll be prompted to fill out an email confirming your attendance.
October 23rd from 6-8pm Harm Reduction 101, 455 Golden Gate Ave, 3rd Floor. Sign up here Harm reduction is an approach to working with individuals that aims to reduce harm experienced by individuals and communities without necessarily reducing the use of substances or engagement in behaviors. In this workshop, CASAs will explore harm reduction, vulnerabilities to and reasons behind substance use or other behaviors, and and how to talk with your young person or others about being safe. This training is appropriate for all advocates and will be led by Diana Valentine of the Center for Harm Reduction Therapy.
October 25th from 6-8pm Preparing Youth for Post-Secondary Education, 455 Golden Gate Ave, 3rd Floor. Sign up here CASAs can play a significant role in relieving some of that anxiety by providing tangible support and connecting youth to vital resources. This training will explore the options for education after high school, how to assist the youth in investigating these options, what steps need to be taken, and connecting with important community partners. This training is appropriate for all advocates. SFCASA's Education Advocacy Specialist, Brittni Tanenbaum, will lead this training.
November 8th from 6-8pm Education Support Group, 455 Golden Gate Ave, 3rd Floor. Sign up here This group is an opportunity for advocates to share and learn from each other and gain support around the educational needs on their case. We are excited to have the Educational Liaison, SF Human Services Agency, Gloria Anthony-Oliver join this CASA support group. Gloria has extensive experience working in the education system, and will be present to answer your questions and provide CASAs with tangible techniques to facilitate greater educational advocacy on their cases. All CASAs are welcome! We will provide food.
November 9th - 2 sessions: 8AM-9AM AND 9AM-10AM Telling Your Story, LinkedIn, 222 Second Street . Sign up here Join us Thursday, Nov. 9 for an interactive Continuing Education class about telling our stories. LinkedIn will host two one-hour sessions at 8:00 am and 9:00 am to develop skills to address the ‘invisibility’ of foster care issues and share our stories. A LinkedIn trainer will join us to share tips on creating a strong LinkedIn presence, and photographer Steven Gregory (www.StevenGregoryPhotography.com) will be present before and after each training to snap stunning headshots for attendees. Don't miss this! Light breakfast provided. Space is limited - sign up early!
December 12th from 6-8PM Dental Health Advocacy 101 with Margaret Fisher, 455 Golden Gate Ave, 3rd Floor Sign up here This workshop, led by Margaret Fisher of the Department of Health, will equip advocates with the tools and information they need to advocate for their young person's dental health. All CASAs are welcome and encouraged to attend.
January 10th from 6-8pm Special Education 101, 455 Golden Gate Ave, 3rd Floor. Sign up here
The workshop is designed to train CASAs in the basics of Special Education Services to effectively advocate for students. Attendees will learn about Special Education timelines, eligibility, placement and service options for students, and learn the realities of navigating SFUSD. This training will be led by the SFUSD Ombudsman, Laura Savage.
Volunteers can also earn continuing education credits by reporting on books, movies, documentaries, television programs, and other presentations related to their continuing education. Contact our Training specialist to get your credits.