Guardian ad Litem Pre-Service Training

Course description

In this course, we will wrap up your online Guardian ad Litem Pre-Service child advocacy education.  You will gain an understanding of the next steps in your learning process and the enduring Program support available to you as you continue on your journey to become a Guardian ad Litem and make a difference in the life of a child.

By the conclusion of this chapter you should be able to:
•Know where you are in the training process.
•Understand the essential next steps.
•Have a better understanding of Optima as an indispensable tool for documentation and communication with your advocacy team.
•Recognize the importance of self-care in your role as a Volunteer Child Advocate

NOTE:  For GAL Staff and Volunteers, the Optima training topic for this 1.0 hour course is "Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities".

This material has been exclusively designed for I am for the child Academy.


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by Lauren Martin

by Lauren Martin

Guardian ad Litem  State Office

Guardian ad Litem State Office

Legal Counsel

Guest Presenters: 

  • Kristen Solomon, Esquire - Statewide Director of Operations 
  • Camille Frazer, Esquire - Regional Legal Counsel Southern
  • Kathleen Clendining, Esquire - Managing Attorney, 15th Circuit
  • Brittany Rutan, Esquire - Managing Attorney, 9th Circuit 
Course Contents

1 Multimedia


1.0 hr

Course Curriculum