Continuing Education

CASA Volunteers may use the following resources to fulfill the CASA Program continuing education requirements of 12 hours per year. Please record the time spent on completing each activity (reading an article or book, listening to a podcast, viewing a video or participating in an online course) and report it to the CASA office on a quarterly basis in our survey. 

If you have any questions, contact us at 503-338-6063 or - and please share additional resources that we may add.

New resources are added periodically at the bottom of the list in each category in bold.

You can check the Astoria Library catalog (with a link to the Seaside Library at the bottom of the page) here.

Note: The list of suggested resources is provided for your convenience and is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of the activities that can be used to fulfill the continuing education requirement. The links go to outside websites that Clatsop CASA Program, Inc. does not control or maintain.

Find these books (among others) in our office library, available for check out:


Secrets in Big Sky Country

Somebody's Daughter

One Child at a Time

I Said No!

Do you have a Secret?

Without Consent


We also have videos:


Paper Tigers

Helping Children Heal 

From Place to Place

Short Term 12

Articles, Books, other online text resources:

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Publications Library
National CASA Book List
CASA Of Arizona Book List

Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys
Achieving Permanency for Adolescents in Foster Care

A Guide to Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care
Teaching Children to Calm Themselves
Psych Assess of Parental Capacity (p 12)
Difference Maker: The childless, the parentless, and the Central Sadness
Oregon's Juvenile Dependency Court: A Guide for Foster Parents (contains a simplified timeline of dependency court proceedings)

CASAJudges' Page Newsletter

Achieving and Maintaining Permanency

The Peace Corps Culture Matters Workbook?

Handling Child Abuse Disclosures

The Well-Being of Children in the Child Welfare System


Videos, Podcasts, Webinars:
Inside the Teenage Brain - PBS FRONTLINE

National Children's Advocacy Center Webinars
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections Webcasts
National CASA Podcast List
Pathways to Positive Futures - more than 20 webinars on issues affecting teens in foster care
Sound Advice On Mental Health - a collection of podcasts on mental health in children and teens
Harvard Center for the Developing Child - a great site to browse for videos and information on topics like brain development, childhood development and resiliency

Neurobiology of Attachment - Allan Schore interview on secure attachment

National CASA: Working with Children

Children whose Parents have Experienced Childhood Trauma

California CASA In-Service Trainings – handouts and videos from past sessions, including a good presentation on compassion fatigue

Behavioral Health & Education Summit- training on trauma-sensitive schools and strategies for teachers and others to use with children.

Conscious Discipline Training

Poverty Simulation by CoActive Connections



Online Courses (available at no cost but you may need to register before getting access):
National Children's Advocacy Center Online Courses
Child Trauma Academy Online Courses
Adolescent Health and Development - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Child Health and Development - Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Trauma in Infants, Young Children and their Families - Georgetown Center for Child & Human Development
Honor Our Voices: Children's Perspectives on Domestic Violence
Institute for Family Violence Studies
CASA of Arizona Training Courses - material on numerous topic available in web, pdf and mp3 format
Foster Parent Online Training
Making Good Decisions for Children Impacted by Batterers

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