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