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Inside CASA is Texas CASA’s up-to-date source of training opportunities, best practices, tips, news and announcements, and more to help local CASA program staff and board members in their day-to-day operations and advocacy.

Tools for Virtually Interacting with Infants & Young Children

Texas CASA, with the help of participants in our April VCA Zoom call, has collected resources and tips to help you make the best of the time you have digitally meeting with infants and young children. Safe Babies – Guidance on Virtual Visits with Very Young Children Finger Plays for Video Chats: Engagement with Toddlers… Read more »

Resources & Continuing Education for Serving LGBTQ Youth

June is LGBTQ Pride Month! This month-long observance celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, and is held in June of each year to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots – a major turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the foster care system, both… Read more »

Guidance on Returning to Workplaces & Social Distancing During COVID-19

Texas CASA is continuing to work remotely through the end of May and until further notice, and recommends that local CASA programs and volunteers do the same. Should your program choose to reopen, we’ve published a resource to help guide the process. Please review these procedures and follow them, for the safety of staff, volunteers,… Read more »

We Need Your Input on Our Legislative Priorities for the Upcoming Session!

The 87th Legislative Session is coming up in January 2021. We want to share the latest version of our legislative priorities with you and hear about any other issues you think may require legislative action. Below you’ll find an introductory letter from our Public Policy team and our draft priorities. REVIEW OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES Your… Read more »

Online Pre-Service Materials To Be Password Protected June 1, 2020

Beginning June 1, learners will be required to enter a password to access the volunteer pre-service training materials on the Texas CASA Learning Center. The password will be the same for all learners: advocacy (all lowercase). We ask that program staff communicate this password to trainees once they have been accepted into pre-service training. Texas… Read more »

Foster Care Month Resources on ChildWelfare.gov

ChildWelfare.gov’s theme for Foster Care Month this year is “Foster Care as a Support for Families, Not a Substitute for Parents.” The website has outreach resources and messaging that promotes reunification and supporting families. In addition to key facts and statistics, it offers shareable graphics, social media cover photos, real-life stories and more. BROWSE THE… Read more »

Mental Health Month Toolkit for Outreach & Awareness

Mental Health America’s annual toolkit contains messaging, images and practical strategies that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase their resiliency. It also contains material focused on the coronavirus, and how we can all work together to support our mental health in the face of uncertainty. DOWNLOAD THE TOOLKIT BACK TO INSIDE… Read more »

Supporting Students in Foster Care During COVID-19

The Children’s Commission has put together a resource letter to support the education of students in foster care while schools are closed. These resources include: lesson plans for at-home learning, a list of internet and phone providers with free or low-cost service, mental and behavioral health resources, free school meal pickup locations, and guidance for… Read more »

Relationships Check Tool for Advocates

The Search Institute has created a Relationships Check tool to give you a snapshot of how strong your relationship is with a young person in your life. The tool helps you assess where your relationship is, and where it can grow – and provides actionable strategies to aid you in building a stronger bond. CHECK… Read more »

2020 Census: Texas Response Lags Behind

So far, only 53 percent of Texas households have responded to the 2020 Census. The national average is 58 percent. If you haven’t already responded, it’s important that you do so – responding online or by phone are the safest options. Please also continue to spread the word in your community and with the children… Read more »