Free

Guardian ad Litem Pre-Service Training

Course description


According to the National Center for Children Living in Poverty, the single greatest threat to a child’s well-being is poverty. As a Volunteer Child Advocate, understanding the nature of poverty and its effects on children and families will assist you with being a more effective advocate. This course will guide you through key facts about children and their families living in poverty. It will also provide you with tips on how to address the impacts of poverty on their lives.


You are not expected to complete the course in one sitting.  It is recommend you complete one chapter at a time, allowing at least 30 minutes per chapter.  

NOTE:  For GAL Staff and Volunteers, the Optima training topic for this 1.5 hour course is "Dynamics of Child Abuse & Neglect".

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

 

Reviews (4)

I think this important information for all who work with children in schools, in athletics and extracurricular activities, in the system, as well those who are policy makers to know.

by Joy Bridwell

Informative. I didn't realize the different types of poverty and this opened my eyes!

by Mildred Furs

by Angel Moreno

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I think this important information for all who work with children in schools, in athletics and extracurricular activities, in the system, as well those who are policy makers to know.

by Joy Bridwell

Informative. I didn't realize the different types of poverty and this opened my eyes!

by Mildred Furs

by Angel Moreno

by Ruey Read

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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

3 Multimedia

1 Quiz

1 PDF

1.5 hrs