Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

CASA Training

CASA training takes place over the course of one month, typically with eight 3-hour evening modules (6-9PM) and one 6.5-hour Saturday module. It also includes one court visit that you can schedule at a variety of times during the training month. CASA volunteers graduate from training with a swearing-in ceremony officiated by a judge.

Please find below links to presentations and videos from training modules for new CASA volunteers.

CASA Roles and Responsibilities

CASA Narratives

Child Development 

Confidentiality and Reports

Cultural Humility and Communication 

The Effects of Domestic Violence

Placements and Foster Care

General Education

The LGBTQ Community

"*This list is neither comprehensive nor inviolable, but it’s a work in progress toward those goals. With identity terms, trust the person who is using the term and their definition of it above any dictionary. These definitions are the creation of a cultural commons: emails, online discussions, and in-person chats, with the initial curation being mine, then growing into a collaboration between Meg Bolger and me at"

Role of the Attorneys

DFCS and the Role of the Social Worker

Best Practices for CASAs