CASA Graduates 33 New Advocates
After a year of successful virtual training, we thought we’d be back to training in-person by now. While we’re eager to gather and meet our new advocates, we’re starting to think we should’ve been offering virtual training a long time ago! Virtual training has proven to be equally as successful, much more convenient for participants, and very effective in training new advocates throughout the state rather than one singular area.
In February and March, CASA completed its 9th and 10th completely-virtual training sessions, which granted a total of 33 individuals the power to act as a voice for abused and neglected children in New Hampshire. Like it does in the in-person classroom, virtual training is interactive and collaborative. It requires large and small group participation, welcomes guest speakers, facilitates a virtual role play, includes drafting a sample court report, and provides all of the necessary preparation to start advocating effectively.
Through diligent work of our training staff and their tremendous ability to adjust to online training, our participants have been pleased with the quality of the courses. Now, these 33 individuals are eager to take on their first case, with the support of their assigned program manager, to use their voice to change a child’s story.
Please help us welcome Sofia, Lisa, Ellen, Sherry, Colleen, Carolyn, Joe, Cristina, Alice, Robin, Racquel, Corey, Ellissa, Trevin, Darrell, Marisa, Maria, Pam, Alyssa, Karen, Sarah, Kayla, Karen, Sharon, Paul, Michael, Emily, Ingrid, Stephanie, Barbara, Mary, Linda, and Martha, as well as two new CASA Staff members, Tarah and Katie!
Hear the positive messages they had to say to their future CASA children:
One of the training team’s favorite activities to do during in-person training was to have participants write an uplifting and positive message to their future CASA children. Now in virtual training, they have each participant go around the classroom one-by-one to say their messages. Check out some of the messages from the participants of our recent trainings: