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Resources for CASA/GAL Programs

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).

All-State Legal Holiday Cards to Benefit CASA for Children on Sale Now: New holiday cards are now available for order from national partner All-State Legal during its 2014 annual Caring for Kids greeting card campaign. If your program has the capacity to promote the purchase of these cards by law firms or other businesses in your community, we have tools available in the Fundraising Center (program login required).

National CASA Transition Update: Thank you to all who joined in the Member Community Calls on August 21 and September 23. 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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