Child Network Offering CASA Training

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KANKAKEE – CASA of Kankakee County, a program of Child Network, is seeking both male and
female volunteers for its upcoming virtual training class that will begin on September 14, 2020
and continue for 5 weeks.

No special background or education is required to become a CASA. Volunteers from all cultures and professions and of all ethnic and educational backgrounds are welcome. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and willing to submit to background checks.

Once accepted into the program, volunteers will receive all necessary training in courtroom procedures, social services, the juvenile justice system and in servicing the special needs of abused and neglected children. The training course will follow the National CASA Flex Learning curriculum.

This program allows trainees to complete 100% of the course material online, utilizing a training manual containing content, objectives, and activities to develop advocacy skills. The curriculum models the values of respect and responsibility and focuses on knowledge, skills and attitudes to be a successful advocate.

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