CASA of South Central Kentucky begins new advocate training

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – One of the greatest concerns in Kentucky is the number of kids in foster care.

10,000 to be exact.

For CASA of South Central Kentucky, one way to alleviate that number is volunteer advocates.

Monday morning marks the beginning of CASA’s new advocate training sessions.

That’s where volunteers who sign up learn what it takes to be a child advocate.

They learn how to gather information, facilitate and advocate the right way when volunteering.

There are 8 sessions in total, covering a wide range of topics from domestic violence, trauma and poverty.

According to CASA’s Senior Advocate Coordinator, Robert Chinn, the growing need is volunteers.

With children undergoing abuse daily, CASA’s goal is to recruit dedicated volunteers to support the children.

CASA is hosting their first ever new advocate training in Glasgow/Barren County beginning August 8th.

To sign up for the Glasgow/Barren county session, click here.

The deadline for those applications is Friday, July 19th.

CASA will then host a fall advocate training in October in Warren County.

There will also be a Saturday session beginning in February in Warren County.