September’s media release template is centered around Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), and the need for more Hispanic and bilingual volunteers to advocate for Hispanic children and families in the foster care system. Fill it in with your information and share it with local media outlets! The September social media calendar contains Facebook and Twitter posts, as… Read more »
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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.
In lieu of our usual Legislative Advocacy Team (LAT) Retreat, Texas CASA is conducting monthly webinars leading up to the 87th Legislative Session. These webinars will touch on CASA legislative advocacy topics – from our legislative priorities to the nuts and bolts of what LATs do during session. REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR SERIES Each webinar will be… Read more »
Texas CASA is thrilled to release the newly developed Health Advocacy Guide for CASA staff and volunteers to learn more about how they can work with caregivers to support the medical and behavioral health needs of children and youth in care. In addition to the guide, Texas CASA’s Public Policy Fellow Bryan Mares is hosting… Read more »
On Oct. 20-21, National CASA GAL Association for Children is hosting their 2020 Virtual Conference. LEARN MORE & REGISTER Through carefully curated sessions and institutes, conference attendees will: Reconnect with peer-to-peer engagement. Recharge through professional development opportunities and best practice sharing. Reignite their passion for service. This year’s conference will feature prominent speakers, dynamic sessions… Read more »
Board treasurers provide critical support for the financial management of the organization and set a tone of integrity for the agency. Texas CASA is proud to present this dynamic ten-minute training, Keys to the Board Treasurer Role, on the six key aspects of the board treasurer role within local CASA programs. TAKE THE TRAINING Learn… Read more »
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… Read more »
Texas CASA has been made aware of over 30 child placement facilities statewide that have reported exposure to, or active cases of, COVID-19. CASA volunteers should be informed if a youth they serve is impacted, per DFPS protocol. To ensure CASA is being informed of cases and exposure in a timely manner, Texas CASA has… Read more »
In light of the unpredictable course of COVID-19, Texas CASA will continue to prioritize the safety of the CASA network by holding all Texas CASA events, meetings and program assistance online. We have tentatively established Spring of 2021 as our possible return to in-person services, subject to the ongoing changes of the pandemic. Please, as… Read more »
Our Courtesy CASA program provides trained CASAs to visit children who are placed far away and are in need of an in-person visit that their volunteer cannot currently provide. With the majority of Courtesy CASA requests concentrating in the greater Houston area, we are renewing a Courtesy CASA contract with the Rosenberg program, Child Advocates… Read more »
With your input, we have finalized our Legislative Priorities for the 87th Legislative Session. The Priorities touch on a multitude of issues affecting CASA, the child welfare system and the children and families we serve, including: CASA and CFE’s annual legislative funding, Keeping families safely together, Elevating youth and family voice, Addressing disproportionality and disparities,… Read more »