Recursos para los voluntarios de CASA of the Pines


Para mantenerse al día con los problemas relacionados con el rol de voluntario, nuestros voluntarios deben completar 12 horas de educación continua por año.

Al término de cualquiera de estas oportunidades de educación continua, no se olvide documentar en Optima o informar a su supervisor trabajo de casos. CASA of the Pines espera que estos recursos ayuden a cada CASA en su camino para brindar apoyo a los niños abusados ​​y abandonados.

Enlace Optima y formularios
Enlaces de educación continua


  • Call the Texas Abuse Hotline (1-800-252-5400) if your situation is urgent and needs to be investigated within 24 hours.

  • Call 911 or your local law enforcement agency if you have an emergency or life-threatening situation that must be dealt with immediately

  • Complete forms online ***do not use the website to report urgent or emergency situations – call the hotline or 911***


Comuníquese con su supervisor de asistencia social si necesita la información y contraseña de su cuenta. De lo contrario, haga clic en el enlace de arriba para comenzar su proceso de documentación. ¡Es fácil de usar y te mantiene conectado!

Haga clic en la Guía Optima anterior si necesita instrucciones sobre cómo usar Optima.

Si alguna vez necesita ayuda personalizada, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el personal de CASA of the Pines. Siempre nos complace guiarlo a través de los pasos para ayudarlo a aprender cómo usar mejor el sistema.


  • NetSmartz Internet Safety for kids


Screen time - How does it affect us?

In today's modern world of technology, it is important to consider the negative effects of extended screen time on the eyes, minds, and bodies of children. To educate the public on this, my vision recently published a guide to screen time for parents where they cover the following:

-Problems screens can cause
-How to develop screen time rules
-Suggested screen time limits by age
-Teaching and encouraging digital literacy, and more.

Please take a look:

El Centro de aprendizaje CASA de Texas es un gran recurso para que los defensores de CASA obtengan gran información, oportunidades de educación continua y mucho más. Haga clic en el enlace de arriba para comenzar su viaje de conocimiento.


CASA on the Go: Continuing Education for CASA Volunteers

This continuing education podcast connects CASA volunteers with engaging and relevant training designed to help strengthen advocacy for children and families. Each short, dynamic episode features informative discussions with subject matter experts exploring topics connected to child welfare and practical tips for informed CASA advocacy. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) in their personal capacity and are not the official policy or position of Texas CASA.


The Ride
After a violent, racially charged incident lands John in juvenile detention, he is finally placed with an unlikely set of foster parents, Eldridge and Marianna, an interracial couple. Eldridge makes it his mission to overcome the challenges of John’s white supremacist upbringing, slowly beginning to forge a relationship through his foster brother’s fascination with extreme sports and BMX biking. Rooted by this newfound passion, the family builds a bond of mutual respect, love and redemption.

Watch the trailer: Click here
Where it can be found: Amazon Prime

Short Term 12
Short Term 12 delves into the lives of youth in a foster care facility for at-risk teens as told through the eyes of their supervisor, Grace. The characters face similar struggles to many of the youth for whom CASA volunteers advocate. One such teen is Marcus who will soon age out of the system and acts out in defiance because he is afraid to face the next chapter in his life. There are many other parallels with the children CASA serves.

“One of the subtle beauties of Short Term 12 is the way it intimately depicts how the counselors find ways into these kids’ lives and connect with them.”  — Christy Lemire for Short Term 12 won the 2013 SXSW Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature.

Watch the trailer: Click here
Where it can be found: Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes

Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter is based on a true story about a pregnant teenager who flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected. She is forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative. A powerful movie demonstrating the impact one person can make on a child or teen. Every child deserves the chance to turn their life around. Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, James Earle Jones and Brendan Fraser.

Watch the trailer: Click here
Where it can be found: Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Redbox, Google play

This HBO documentary visits courtrooms, foster homes, juvenile centers, hospitals and the neighborhoods of Los Angeles to tell stories of the foster care system in the United States. One literally begins in the cradle, focusing on an infant born to a mother who tests positive for cocaine at the child’s birth.

Here is a link for more information

“Faces of Human Trafficking” Video Series
The series is intended to be used for outreach and education efforts of service providers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and others in the community. The series includes information about sex and labor trafficking, multidisciplinary approaches to serving victims of human trafficking, effective victim services, victims’ legal needs, and voices of survivors.

Este sitio de Child Welfare Information Gateway tiene muchos podcasts que puede utilizar para la educación continua. Este se trata de ayudar a los niños de crianza que son adolescentes embarazadas. Puede escucharlos en Spotify y otras fuentes.

Son buenos porque puedes escucharlos en viajes por carretera, limpiando la casa, etc. Una buena actividad para hacer mientras realizas varias tareas. :)

En esta charla reveladora sobre el impacto de la raza y el vecindario en las decisiones de cuidado de crianza, la trabajadora social Jessica Pryce comparte una solución prometedora para ayudar a las agencias de bienestar infantil a realizar evaluaciones libres de prejuicios sobre cuándo separar a los niños de sus familias. "Trabajemos juntos para construir un sistema que quiera fortalecer a las familias en lugar de separarlas", dice Pryce.