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:

Interested in becoming an advocate?

Attend an information session to learn more about the onboarding and advocacy processes, especially during the pandemic.

In order to continue educating the public about the important need for advocates, we have moved our information sessions to Zoom so anyone interested can learn more about the opportunity safely from their own homes. If you’d like to learn more about becoming an advocate and the processes in place during this time of uncertainty, register for an upcoming info session by clicking here. Once you register, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting details. Be sure to prepare any questions you may have for our Director of Recruitment or a volunteer advocate as they will both be present during the event and willing help.

Review our training calendar and submit your application today!

Ready to apply? Please review our training calendar and submit your application at least two weeks prior to the first class. Training will remain virtual throughout 2021.