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Articles on Mental Health

Health and Mental Health Psychotropic Medication and Children in Foster Care: Tips for Advocates and Judges (1 hour of continuing education) A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care (1 hour of continuing education) Mental Health Needs of Youth in...

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Articles on Drug Abuse

Drug/Alcohol Abuse Drugging our Kids, San Jose Mercury News Series (5 parts)(.5 hours of continuing education for each part read – be sure to watch the videos) The Impact of Substance Abuse on the Child Welfare System (1 hour of continuing education) Substance-abusing...

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Pregnant and Parenting Youth Panel Discussion

AB 12 Convening: Pregnant and Parenting Transition-Age Youth from Alliance for Children's Rights on Vimeo. On April 29, 2015, the Alliance for Children's Rights, Children's Law Center and the Los Angeles County Departments of Probation and Children and Family...

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Book and Movie List

The following is a list of approved books and movie for continuing education. If you see that a great book or film is missing, let us know and we can add it. To complete the training send an email to your advocate supervisor with a short summary of your...

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CSEC and Human Trafficking Training

CSEC/ Human Trafficking- Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Awareness Training provided by the California Department of Social ServicesTo complete the training send an email to your advocate supervisor with a short summary of your takeaways and any questions. ...

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Compassion Fatigue from California CASA

This is a three part video on Self Care for Helpers from California CASA. Each part is 1 hour of continuing education. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 To complete the training send an email to your advocate supervisor with a short summary of your takeaways and any questions. ...

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National CASA Podcasts

Check out the Podcasts provided by National CASA regarding .  They cover a wide range of topics and include stories by advocates.    Each one counts for .5 hours of continuing education. To complete the training send an email to your advocate supervisor with a short...

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Why are teens impulsive?

Check out this podcast on the teen brain development from NPR It is great information about the neurological development of teens and the pitfalls that they face.  To complete the training send an email to your advocate supervisor with a short summary of your...

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CALM Presentation 2016

Presentation (September 2016 Volunteer Meeting) CALM presented information about the services they provide in the community.  Check out the power point. This counts for .5 hours Continuing Ed.  Be sure to report your hours. Handout for Santa Maria services

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Reporting volunteer hours

Thank you for reporting your hours.  This is important information that we collect every month and we can’t do it without you volunteering the hours and reporting them to us.  Why do we report hours? The number of volunteer hours reported is a very important metric...

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