NEW! Health Advocacy Guide

How CASA Volunteers Can Support Medical & Mental Healthcare for Children in Foster Care

Introducing our new Health Advocacy Guide!

The advocacy of CASA volunteers is vital to promoting the well-being and health of children and youth in foster care. Texas CASA wants to ensure that volunteers have the most up-to-date resources and information in order to advocate for the best possible medical and mental healthcare for the children they serve.


Children and youth in foster care often have an increased level of specialized medical needs. It is our responsibility to work with everyone on the child’s case to address their health as a priority.

With a full understanding of the mental and physical health services offered through STAR Health, the Medicaid program that covers almost all children and youth in foster care, CASA volunteers are better positioned to make recommendations related to a child’s best interests. This knowledge will help you to make sure the young people you advocate for are getting what they need and deserve, from check-ups to dental care to counseling.

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