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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.

English to Spanish Glossary of Child Welfare Terms Available

The Child Welfare Information Gateway, a division of the United States Children’s Bureau, offers an English to Spanish glossary of terms relevant to child welfare and the foster care process. This glossary was created with the input of numerous professional translators and bilingual child welfare professionals, representing many different states and countries of origin. The… Read more »

DFPS PEI Provider Directory 2020 Now Online

The Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Provider Directory for 2020 is now available online. This electronic resource includes an overview of each PEI-funded program, and includes county-level maps, program overviews and success stories to help readers understand where and how PEI is helping Texas children, youth and families. Contact information for providers includes contractors, subcontractors and… Read more »

Sesame Street Child-Focused Resources on Parental Addiction

Currently in the United States, more than 5.7 million children under the age of 11 are living in households with a parent who struggles with substance abuse. This number does not account for the countless children who are not living with a parent, due to things like separation, divorce, incarceration or death as a result… Read more »

Spread the Word About the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is beginning in March, and it is vital that the Census is able to obtain an accurate count of the population, especially those who have been historically under-represented in previous counts. The Census determines how federal funds are dispersed to states, counties and communities. Having an accurate census count of your community… Read more »

Engaging Faith Communities with CASA on Stand Sunday

Stand Sunday is a great opportunity to connect with faith communities and share the CASA mission. Communities of faith across Texas and the globe have set Sunday, Nov. 10, aside to pray for children in the child welfare system. This year, Texas CASA has partnered with the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) and Child Protective… Read more »

Foster Youth Congressional Internship Program Accepting Applications

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute has opened applications for their 2020 Foster Youth Internship Program! The program, located in Washington, D.C., is open to youth who have been in the foster care system for at least 24 consecutive months and/or at least a total of 36 months. Additionally, applicants must be actively enrolled in… Read more »

Texas Workforce Commission Programs Support Foster Care Population

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) recently hosted the 2019 TWC Youth in Foster Care Conference in Austin. TWC and their statewide network of 28 local Workforce Development Boards are committed to serving the foster care population, and they provide considerable resources to help older and transitioning youth, young adults and foster alumni. TWC released a… Read more »

Grant Available for Census Outreach Efforts

Texans Care for Children is offering four $5,000 mini-grants to nonprofits and community organizations in Texas. This grant opportunity is focused on supporting a full and accurate count of young children, immigrant communities and communities of color. It is vital to have accurate reporting of populations, as federal funding for our communities and many government… Read more »

Free Plus-Size Stock Photo Collection

In our effort to reflect many different people and backgrounds through the photos we use, we wanted to share a wonderful stock photo library featuring plus-size individuals. Provided by AllGo, these photos feature groups and individuals in various situations such as cooking, hanging out with friends and relaxing at home. “Despite the fact that two-thirds… Read more »

Free Two-Day Learning Retreat in Dallas on Infants & Toddlers

First 3 Years, an organization dedicated to advancing the healthy development of infants, toddlers and their families, will be hosting The Texas Cross Site Learning Retreat on Infants and Toddlers on Oct. 10-11 in Dallas. Register Here This learning retreat is free to attend. Hotel accommodations are available for the Hyatt Place Dallas, with rooms… Read more »