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National CASA offers the following information about how issues including poverty and class affect families in the child welfare system.


  • Bridges Out of Poverty
    National CASA Regional Program Officer Tracy Evans wrote about this model and workshop: "Its ideas and tools can be used by organizations whose daily work connects them with the lives of people who live in poverty. Through both lecture and group activity, the training uses case studies, analyses, charts and media presentations to examine the causes of poverty."
  • Class Matters
    This website is a great resource for understanding class values and how class influences how people view the world.
  • The Family Resource Simulator
    This a web based tool that calculates resources and expenses for a hypothetical family that the user "creates."  The user selects public benefits for the family and then sees what happens when the family loses those benefits.
  • National Center for Children in Poverty
    NCCP is a public policy organization dedicated to promoting the economic security, health and well-being of low-income families and children.
  • The Legal Aid Society
    They are a private, nonprofit organization that provides quality legal representation to low-income people.
  • National Center for Youth Law
    NCYL provides information, training and consultation on youth law matters serving poor children and youth. Its areas of expertise include abuse and neglect, children's health and the rights of children living in institutions.
  • National Poverty Center
    NPC at the University of Michigan was established in the fall of 2002 as a nonpartisan research center.
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