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Call for Presenters for the 2015 National CASA Conference: National CASA is currently accepting applications to present at the 2015 National CASA Conference: Bold Strategies-Better Outcomes for all Children to be held May 30 through June 2 in New Orleans, LA. Proposals are encouraged on all aspects of CASA/GAL advocacy. Learn more about the new workshop tracks, submission criteria and apply on-line.

New Preferred Background Check Provider: National CASA has entered into a new partnership with Verified Volunteers, a background check platform tailored specifically for screening volunteers. Read more about the benefits of Verified Volunteers (program login required).

National CASA Transition Update: Thank you to all who joined in the Member Community Calls so far. We value your feedback. Many participants asked for more information about the National CASA Strategic Framework. You can read the Framework, and other information about this transition, at CASAforChildren.org/Transition2014 (program login required).

ShopCASA: Purchase CASA-branded promotional items and marketing materials from vendor 3dASAP.

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Program Spotlight: Texas Holds Resiliency Training

Texas CASA recently provided an important training opportunity to their local programs by offering Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations, a new learning opportunity offered through the Office of Victims of Crime.

The Building Resiliency project has deep roots in Texas, as development work on the curriculum was done at the University of Texas, Austin, with involvement from Texas CASA staff. Offering this training is helping Texas CASA programs be more thoughtful about how they build resiliency into their organizations.

Read a new article for more details about this training.

This National CASA spotlight is the next in a series of articles generated or suggested by National CASA regional program officers. This month’s author is Sally Erny, National CASA Chief Program Officer. In future months, we’ll continue to share information about program innovations and best practices from around the network. If you have news to share, please contact your RPO or email the National CASA Communications Department. .

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