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Trainings, surveys, resources & other exciting opportunities for local CASA programs from other organizations within the child welfare community. Below you will find all of the latest Other Opportunities articles – to browse other categories, return to the Inside CASA home page or use the navigation list in the right column.

New Resource for CASA Volunteers on 3 in 30 Practice

3 in 30 is a DFPS practice that combines three separate, yet critical, tools for assessing the medical, behavioral and developmental strengths and needs of children and youth entering DFPS conservatorship: The 3-Day Medical Exam, The Texas Child and Adolescence Needs and Strengths 2.0 Assessment (CANS 2.0 Assessment), and The Texas Health Steps Checkup, also… Read more »

NCMEC: Free Spotlight on Exploitation Trainings in 3 Cities

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) – Texas Regional Office is hosting FREE Spotlight on Exploitation trainings in various cities to educate CASA volunteers, staff, board members and others involved with child welfare about the exploitation and trafficking of youth in foster care. Hear from experts with NCMEC, local law enforcement, service providers and youth formerly in care,… Read more »

Nonprofit Accounting Cheat Sheet

New to the nonprofit accounting world? Looking to freshen up on your understanding of accounting terms, types of revenue and types of funds we encounter as nonprofits? npENGAGE offers a handy Nonprofit Accounting Cheat Sheet to help you navigate the ins and outs of nonprofit accounting. You can also contact the Program Operations team at… Read more »

Children’s Commission Releases Blueprint on Trauma-Informed Care in Texas

The Texas Children’s Commission released a new report designed to provide a roadmap on how to build a trauma-informed child welfare system in Texas. Entitled Building a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System: A Blueprint, it represents the vision of the Statewide Collaborative on Trauma-Informed Care (SCTIC) which included more than 100 members working in four workgroups… Read more »

Scholarship Opportunity for Former Foster Youth

Akerman LLP and National CASA are excited to announce the application process is now open for the fourth annual Akerman Academic Excellence Scholarship Award. As part of Akerman’s $1 million pledge to National CASA, an endowment fund was created to support the Akerman Academic Excellence Scholarship. This program is designed to help young adults who… Read more »

2019 Texas Regional Fatherhood Summits

The annual Texas Fatherhood Summit hosted by the Child and Family Research Partnership at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Prevention and Early Intervention Division brings together public and private sector professionals who seek research-based best practices and innovations to best support fathers and their families…. Read more »

Free Praesidium Abuse Prevention Trainings

Based on the very positive feedback Texas CASA received from local CASA programs who have had the opportunity to attend Praesidium’s training on abuse prevention; policies and practices to safeguard your program, we are excited to announce that Texas CASA has arranged for one individual from each program who has not previously participated in this… Read more »

Free Music Lessons for Kids Served by CASA!

Care2Rock has partnered with Texas CASA to provide free music lessons to children in foster care ages 7 and up. Lessons are given via video conference by a screened professional musician. Care2Rock pairs teachers with individual students based on their musical interest and their needs. The program offers guitar, piano, voice, percussion and songwriting lessons!… Read more »

Tips for Working with Youth in Institutional Settings

What do youth living in institutional settings need to feel supported? Hear thoughts from the youth themselves in a new brief from the Texas Youth Permanency Study. The brief highlights what young adults who have lived in group homes, residential treatment centers, and other congregate care institutions say they need as they enter adulthood. It… Read more »