Texas CASA is excited to announce that we will be hosting a free training with national permanency expert and Family Finding Model author Kevin Campbell on Wednesday, March 8. Now open to both CASA and child welfare stakeholders, come learn from Campbell as he provides invaluable insight on the needs of children in long-term foster care,… Read more »
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Texas CASA’s initiatives & projects that are realizing our vision of a safe, positive future for all Texas children. Below you will find all of the latest Advancing Our Vision stories – to browse other categories, return to The CASA Voice home page or use the navigation list in the right column.
On Feb. 16, representatives from more than 40 of the 72 local CASA programs across the state traveled to Austin for CASA Day at the Capitol, the one day each legislative session that the CASA community comes together to bring attention to improving outcomes for children and youth in foster care. More than 300 CASA… Read more »
With each case that arises, CASA volunteers advocate first and foremost for the reunification of the child with their immediate family. Unfortunately, this option is not always possible, and children’s parents’ rights are terminated – which means these children must be placed in the care of the state. Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC) is the legal… Read more »
Year two of the Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) initiative is underway, and the six newly added pilot sites covering nine Texas counties are now trained and ready to launch their CFE work and create brighter outcomes for children in the foster care system. The CFE initiative is a two-year Family Finding collaboration between CASA and the… Read more »
The vision of Texas CASA is to one day provide a safe and positive future for all Texas children, and in Fiscal Year 2016, we came closer than ever before to making our vision a reality thanks to the dedicated work of the CASA community. Each of you is an integral part of how we… Read more »
More than 650 members of the CASA community gathered at the Westin Dallas Park Central on Nov. 3-5, 2016, for the 2016 Texas CASA Conference: Amplifying Voices, making this year’s conference the biggest yet! Conference attendees from all across Texas joined us in Dallas, with 64 of the 72 local CASA programs represented. About half of the attendees were dedicated… Read more »
Texas CASA and the 11 Consulates of Mexico in Texas signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Nov. 14 that sets the collaborative framework between our two networks to work together in serving the best interest of Mexican minors and children of Mexican origin in the foster care system. This partnership is part of Texas CASA’s… Read more »
Texas CASA is excited to share our new video explaining our Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC) Project! This project focuses on children designated under PMC across the state – these children have been permanently removed from their homes, their parents’ rights terminated, and placed in long-term foster care. With more children aging out of care each year, this… Read more »
To help us achieve our goal of providing a CASA volunteer for every child who needs one, Texas CASA created the Volunteer Recruitment and Retention team in September 2015 to bring targeted coaching and consulting services to local CASA programs. Led by Recruitment and Retention Officer Dennise Jackson and consultant Dave Anderson, the team acts… Read more »
Anna Munoz recently joined the Texas CASA team in the role of Permanency Supervisor. Anna will be overseeing the Permanent Managing Conservatorship (PMC) Project in its third and final year, which will focus on supporting implementation of PMC best practices through onsite training and coaching while ensuring integration of a trauma-informed lens and Collaborative Family Engagement. Anna comes… Read more »