Northern Hills Area CASA Program 

Fall 2021 Training Schedule September 27-October 21

741 North 5th Street, Spearfish, SD (605) 722-4558

 

Training Orientation   6-7 PM  September 27

Welcome from the judge, receive training manual materials

Homework: Complete pre-work for Chapter 1

 

CHAPTER 1   6-9 PM  September 30

Presenter – Kate Kelley, CASA Executive Director

Guest Speaker – TBD

Chapter One: Introducing the CASA Volunteer Role

HOMEWORK: Complete pre-work for Chapter 2

 

CHAPTER 2   6-9 PM   October 4
Presenter – Kate Kelley, CASA Executive Director

Guest Speaker – TBD

Chapter Two: CASA Responsibilities & Child Development

HOMEWORK: Complete pre-work for Chapter 3

 

CHAPTER 3   6-9 PM  October 7
Presenter- Renae Servaty, CASA Director of Program Management

Guest Speaker – TBD

Chapter Three: Communication & Childhood Trauma

HOMEWORK: Complete Pre-work for Chapter 4 & 5

 

CHAPTER 4-5   6-9 PM   October 11

Presenter- Renae Servaty, CASA Director of Program Management

Chapter Four & Five: Mental Illness, Poverty & Resources, Substance Use

HOMEWORK: Complete Pre-work for Chapter 8

 

CHAPTER 8   6-9 PM  October 14

Presenter – Amy Cermak, CASA Child Advocacy Specialist

Speakers- TBD

Chapter Eight: Court Reporting

HOMEWORK: Complete Pre-work Chapter 6 & 7

 

CHAPTER 6-7  6-9 PM  October 18

Presenter – Amy Cermak, CASA Child Advocacy Specialist

Chapter Six & Seven: Cultural Competency, Advocacy

HOMEWORK: Complete Court Report

 

Courtroom Training & Testimony   5 -7 PM  October 21 

LAWRENCE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 68 Sherman Street, Deadwood

Speaker – TBD

Courtroom Training – Mock Hearing and testifying in the Courtroom