This section offers suggestions for videos that volunteers can watch for in-service training hours. The videos indicate the number of applicable in-service hours and include a brief summary of the topics covered.
Upon completion of any of the in-service training opportunities listed below, document your experience by completing the KCN Volunteer In-Service Training Form. You will automatically receive a copy of your responses, which you should then forward to your Local Program for its in-service training records. You should complete the form each time you complete a training opportunity. If you have questions about the form or any of the opportunities listed below, please contact us.
KCN YouTube Channel: In-Service Playlist
The Kentucky CASA Network has compiled some videos available on YouTube that contain relevant content for in-service hours. You can view the complete playlist by clicking on the link above, or each individual video by clicking on the links below. Remember to complete the KCN Volunteer In-Service Training Form after watching each video.
Adam Foss, JD, presented at The University of Chicago for the purpose of having viewers understand the scope and causes of mass incarceration, understand the role of a prosecutor in mass incarceration and its solution, and envision a broader network of solutions focused more on social determinants that cause crime. (1.5 hours)
Help for the Helper: Surviving Compassion Fatigue | Beverly Kyer (California CASA): Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
The goal of this training was to have participants be able to take back tips to their program about handling secondary trauma and compassion fatigue. This is a recording of a live training in California. (3 hours)
Nadine Burke Harris, PhD, pediatrician globally known for her innovative approach to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences, gave her speech during the "End Violence" conference that was held in Podgorica, Montenegro. (1 hour)
KET: Kentucky Educational Television
The videos featured below are from a variety of KET programming. Remember to complete the KCN Volunteer In-Service Training Form after watching each video.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has made it a top priority of his administration to overhaul the state's adoption and foster care system so that more children in state care find stable, loving homes and families. The governor, along with First Lady Glenna Bevin, state officials, and lawmakers discussed the issue in the KET documentary, Children in Wait: Foster Care and Adoption in Kentucky. (1 hour)
Experts are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding new explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do. FRONTLINE explores how the new discoveries can change the way we parent, teach, or perhaps even understand, our teenagers. (1 hour)
This is a one-hour documentary that takes an in-depth look at the epidemic in KY. Featuring interviews with national experts on opioids as well as Kentuckians on the front lines of the crisis, this documentary explains addiction as a brain disease and explores a variety of successful treatment and recovery programs in the state. (1 hour)
Through the stories of three families told over the course of half a decade, FRONTLINE explores what poverty means to children in America. (1 hour)
Renee Shaw and her guests explore the issue of substance use prevention among adolescents. The program looks at the importance of messaging, positive youth development, mental health screening, community coalitions, parent education and more. Part of KET's ongoing Inside Opioid Addiction initiative. (1 hour)
Renee Shaw hosts this KET series that features people on the front lines of mental health and emphasizes the importance of healthy, supportive relationships in helping youth overcome mental health challenges. Topics include depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, trauma and toxic stress, stigma, youth advocacy, parental concerns and challenges, the role of schools, and strategies within school settings to address mental health issues.
- Ep. 1: "Youth Speak Out" - In the spirit of "nothing about us without us," hear directly from young people about their perspective on mental health issues including the challenges facing teens today and the importance of including their voices in finding solutions. (0.5 hours)
- Ep. 2: "Help for Families and Caregivers" - As their children struggle with mental health problems, parents and caregivers are frequently overwhelmed and unsure about how to respond. This program illuminates the unique perspective and role of parents and caregivers, offers some concrete guidance to parents, and highlights support and advocacy organizations that were created by parents for parents such as Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children and Operation: PARENT. (0.5 hours)
- Ep. 3: "Whole Child/Whole School" - After decades of a relentless focus on standardized tests and other quantitative evaluation methods, schools are recognizing that the mental health needs of their students are equally important. Learn how schools are expanding their focus from academics to whole child learning when KET visits the Pulaski County School District. (0.5 hours)
- Ep. 4: "Depression and Anxiety" - Depression and anxiety are the two most common mental health problems that young people can face. Learn how to respond to these disorders, specifically when to refer for treatment and what type of treatment is effective. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is highlighted. (0.5 hours)
- Ep. 5: "Trauma and Toxic Stress" - Discover what the terms trauma and toxic stress mean, how they impact children, and what schools and communities can do to mitigate the impact of these negative forces. (0.5 hours)
- Ep. 6: "Suicide Prevention/Teaching Hope" - Learn about the risk factors for youth suicide, promising programs at the school level such as Sources of Strength, and things every person can do to help prevent suicides. (0.5 hours)
Remember to complete the KCN Volunteer In-Service Training Form after watching each video.
Awareness Day 2018: “Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma” took place on May 10. The event’s interactive town hall discussion focused on strategies for making child-serving systems more trauma-informed. The discussion featured senior federal officials and family and young adult leaders, as well as executives from the nation’s leading professional primary care and mental health organizations. (2 hours)
Oprah Winfrey reports on how trauma plays a role in childhood development and what new methods are being used to help kids who have experienced it. (1 hour)