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Volunteer Continuing Education

Volunteer Continuing Education

This page contains resources for accepted CASA volunteers to receive continuing education hours remotely. For each opportunity, note how many hours the training provides. After completing a remote training, please complete the KCN Volunteer Continuing Education Form and send a copy of your responses to your Local Program for its in-service training records.

To view the available opportunities, select a category below or in the side menu. New opportunities that have been added as of July 8, 2020 are listed below.

  • -Adoption vs Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care: Making Informed Decisions

  • BOOKS:
    -Between the World and Me – by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    -Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People – by Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald
    -Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland – by Jonathan M. Metzl
    -Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement – by Angela Y. Davis
    -How To Be An Antiracist – by Ibram Kendi
    -Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color – by Andrea Ritchie
    -Killing Rage: Ending Racism – by bell hooks
    -Me and White Supremacy – by Layla Saad
    -Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond – by Marc Lamont Hill
    -Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools – by Monique W. Morris
    -Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America – by Jennifer Harvey
    -So You Want to Talk About Race? – by Ijeoma Oluo
    -Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – by Ibram X. Kendi
    -The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race – by Jesmyn Ward
    -The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – by Michelle Alexander
    -White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – by Robin DiAngelo
    -Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race – by Beverly Daniel Tatum

    -Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Foster Care
    -Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice
    -Decision-Making in Child Welfare for Improved Safety Outcomes
    -Equipping Foster Parents to Actively Support Reunification
    -Icebreaker Meetings: A Tool for Building Relationships Between Birth and Foster Parents
    -Mentoring Youth in the Foster Care System Toolkit
    -Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare
    -Strong and Thriving Families 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide

    -Changing the Face of Foster Care

    -COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: A Conversation with DCBS Commissioner Marta Miranda-Straub
    -COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on the DCBS Workforce
    -COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on Foster Care
    -COVID-19 and Kentucky Kids: The Impact on Youth In and Transitioning Out of Foster Care
    -Release of the 2020 National KIDS COUNT Data Book

    -Bad News Is a Story; Good News Is a Statistic
    -This Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Pacing Yourself Through the Pandemic
    -Let's Talk About Spanking
    -Universal Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences
    -The Intersection of Technology and Forensic Interviewing
    -We’re Not All Having the Same Pandemic