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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

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National CASA Publications

National CASA AssociationTrainings

National CASA Association 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 Training Department.







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