Free

Guardian ad Litem Pre-Service Training

Course description


The material in this course about educational advocacy is designed to help you identify and understand the academic challenges a child faces while in foster care. 

It provides an overview of the relationships you can establish within the school system and the resources you can access to help your child reach their academic goals. 

You will also find numerous learning resources that you can refer to in order to gain a more in depth knowledge of this very important topic.


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 "Educational Advocacy".

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

 

Reviews (2)

Very informative and amazing that there are so many opportunities for children to get the education they deserve

by Mildred Furs

did not understand the poverty level was so low. Learning about the levels of help was interesting

by Jack Ganzel

Very informative and amazing that there are so many opportunities for children to get the education they deserve

by Mildred Furs

did not understand the poverty level was so low. Learning about the levels of help was interesting

by Jack Ganzel

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

3 Multimedia

1 Quiz

1 PDF

1.5 hrs

Course Curriculum

Chapter 9 - Section 1