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Working with Child Welfare Professionals

National CASA offers the following information and resources to inform advocates' work with child welfare professionals.

Publications - National CASA

Podcast - Working with Child Protective Services: Alex Parks-Sudan, a child protective services worker, discusses fostering good relationships with CASA/GAL advocates.

National CASA Training Video

Interviewing Skills: Meeting the Social Worker: Observe some of the strategies and tips that a volunteer may wish to use when meeting with a child welfare professional.


  • The ChildTrauma Academy
    This website offers self-directed courses on topics such as human brain development and the impact of trauma.  
  • Foster Care and Adoptive Community
    This foster parent resource provides articles, website links, and information on local foster parent associations.
  • National Children's Alliance
    NCA Center's are community-based programs that bring together that bring together representatives of child serving agencies to address the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases.
  • National Foster Parent Association: Supports foster parents in acheiving safety, permanence and well-being for the children and youth in their care  



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