Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

Continuing Education

We provide a wide range of trainings, workshops, books and movies for our CASA volunteers to help them complete their required 1 hour of training for each month of service (read the Continuing Education Policy here (pdf)). For example, a CASA could achieve their 12 hours of continued education by attending a 3 hour training session, watching three 2-hour movies, and reading a 300 page book. These can be done over the course of twelve months. You can also look for suggestions for continuing education in our weekly CASA News email.

*Continuing education hours are different than case hours. Example of case hours include: time that you spent with your advocate child(ren), email, texts, phone conversations, driving to and from appointments, school meetings, and any additional support you've offered to the case over-all.

Upcoming Child Advocates’ Workshops

CASAs and Kids in the Kitchen (For CASA youth, ages 6-10) 
Saturday, June 23rd, 1:30pm-4:00pm
To RSVP, please email with your CASA youth's age.

Digital Safety and Media Safe Kids
Thursday, June 28th, 6pm-8pm
To RSVP to attend live or via webinar, please email

Upcoming Discussion Groups

Almaden Valley Discussion Group
Thursday, June 21st, 7:00-9:00pm
RSVP to if you plan to attend and to obtain the location.

Mountain View Discussion Group
Tuesday, July 10th, 6:00-7:00pm
RSVP to if you plan to attend and to obtain the location.


Past Workshops

Understanding and Communicating with 0 to 5 Year Olds, 5/9/18
Webinar Recording

CASA Best Practices, 3/22/18
Webinar Recording

Self-Directed Learning

Note: Please approach the works below with a critical eye -- we're not endorsing the views, theories, or approaches outlined in the hundreds of media options below. Rather, we are hoping you will review and evaluate them, taking the good and leaving behind what might be outdated, short-sighted, or inaccurate. 

CASAs receive 1 hour of credit for every 100 pages of a recommended book ( limit of up-to 3 hours) and hour-for-hour credit for movies/TV shows. Here are nearly 300 more options (pdf) if none of the ones below connect with you. Remember to list it on your Monthly Report to tell your supervisor when you've finished!

Self Directed Learning: Books and Movies

Books and Movies as resources