Flex Learning is a “blended” approach to training that combines in-person and online delivery of information. The training occurs in 5 sessions. Each session contains approximately 3 hours of self-guided work that participants complete online, and a 3-hour in-person session that participants attend as a group. The online sessions introduce the participants to the key elements of CASA/GAL work, allow you to interact with others, explore new ideas, and obtain tools for effective child advocacy.
The in-person sessions use case studies to introduce participants to a variety of dynamics including poverty, mental health issues, substance abuse and domestic violence. By using this method, volunteers not only obtain experience with different types of cases but also in how to complete a thorough investigation.
In-person classes are held at the:
Judge Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center
395 Pryor Street, SW Suite 4116
Atlanta, GA 30312
Start Dates (online availability):
Online Start Date: December 30, 2017 (Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Online Start Date: January 25, 2018 (Thursday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Online Start Date: March 20, 2018 (Tuesdays, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Online Start Date: April 21, 2018 (Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Online Start Date: May 10, 2018 (Thursday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
*Dates subject to change
The first day of class on-site begins exactly one week after online availability opens. All classes are five weeks long and are held at the Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center at 395 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30312.