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Advocacy Resources for CASA Volunteers and Program Staff

We hope that you will find resources here that enhance your ability to stand up for the needs and rights of abused and neglected children, in the courtroom and other settings.

Resources by Topic

Below are resources useful to child welfare advocates in most states. Because rules governing CASA work vary by state and jurisdiction, please access local resources and talk with your CASA/GAL program staff with case-specific questions.

Click on the links below to find resourcesarticles, publications and websiteson the following topics:

Addiction/Substance Abuse Educational Advocacy Rural Issues
Adoption Family Preservation Socioeconomics
Child Welfare Foster Care/Placement Working with Child Welfare Professionals
Communication Health Working with Children
Cultural Competence/Diversity Immigration Working with Parents
Disparity Law/Legal Working with Older Youth
Domestic Violence Research and Evaluation Youth Voice

Do you have resources to share?

Please email suggestions to staff@CASAforChildren.org. Thank you!

National CASA Publications

  • A Question of Balance: Written by National CASA Regional Program Officer Janet Ward, this book reinforces skills learned by volunteers during pre-service training. Available through ShopCASA as a print or electronic book (for Kindles).
  • The Judges' Page e-newsletter: Edited by Judge J. Dean Lewis (ret.), shares the judicial perspective with CASA volunteers
  • National CASA podcasts: Informative and educational interviews with CASA volunteers and staff, and other members of the child welfare community
  • National CASA Guides and Manuals: For use by member CASA and guardian ad litem programs. Program login necessary to access.

National CASA Trainings

National CASA Book List

The National CASA Association offers a resource list comprising more than 100 books to help improve and inspire your service to children. Recommendations were compiled by National CASA's regional program officers and the National CASA Training Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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