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Tips, best practices, templates & more to assist with local CASA program operations & advocacy. Below you will find all of the latest Resources articles – to browse other categories, return to the Inside CASA home page or use the navigation list in the right column.

September 2019 Social Media Calendar & Images Available

We want to help you grow your social media presence! Texas CASA developed a September 2019 social media calendar with suggested Facebook and Twitter posts, photos and links. This calendar features a variety of content, such as motivational quotes, recruitment messaging, volunteer spotlights and statewide statistics. Depending on your needs, you can use the calendar content… Read more »

September 2019 Media Release Template Now Available

Texas CASA aims to provide regular media release templates that local CASA programs can use to raise awareness for CASA in their communities. These templates focus on specific events or holidays that programs can leverage around recruitment. We are currently in the process of updating all of our past monthly media release templates to be… Read more »

Standards Spotlight: CEO Succession Planning

Texas CASA’s Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs are the operational rules and minimum requirements that serve as the foundation of successful programs. In an effort to support local CASA programs using these standards to determine both necessary policy and effective practices, Texas CASA will now provide a monthly Standards Spotlight in Inside CASA. This month’s… Read more »

Reminders & Resources for CASA Educational Advocates

CASA staff and volunteers, are you ready to speak up for your CASA child and advocate for their educational needs? We’ve put together some resources and reminders to help you be the best educational advocate you can be for the child you serve. Like the foster care system, the education system is complicated. This article… Read more »

CASA Deep Dive: Normalcy for Children & Youth in Foster Care

In this CASA Deep Dive, we’re diving into normalcy for children in foster care: what it is, why it’s important, some of the barriers to achieving it, and what advocates can do to help overcome these barriers and give kids a more normal childhood and experience while they’re in the system. What Is Normalcy? Under 26… Read more »

August 2019 Social Media Calendar & Images Available

We want to help you grow your social media presence! Texas CASA developed an August 2019 social media calendar with suggested Facebook and Twitter posts, photos and links. This calendar features a variety of content, such as motivational quotes, recruitment messaging, volunteer spotlights and statewide statistics. Depending on your needs, you can use the calendar content… Read more »

August 2019 Media Release Template Now Available

Texas CASA aims to provide regular media release templates that local CASA programs can use to raise awareness for CASA in their communities. These templates focus on specific events or holidays that programs can leverage around recruitment. We are currently in the process of updating all of our past monthly media release templates to be… Read more »

TBRI® Healing Families Video Set Now Available Online!

We’re excited to announce that the TBRI® Healing Families seven-video set is now available to watch online in our Learning Center. Texas CASA licensed the set specifically for use by CASA staff and volunteers. The videos explain the principles and concepts behind Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, a proven method for enriching the lives of at-risk, vulnerable children, adolescents and their families…. Read more »

Reminder: Stock Photos of Children, Teens & CASA Volunteers Available

Texas CASA offers a collection of stock photos of children, teens and CASA volunteers for the programs to use. In the effort to assist programs in recruiting a diverse pool of volunteers, and to reflect the diversity of the children in the child welfare system, the photos reflect multiple types of diversity: race, ethnicity, age,… Read more »

July 2019 Media Release Template Now Available

Texas CASA aims to provide regular media release templates that local CASA programs can use to raise awareness for CASA in their communities. These templates focus on specific events or holidays that programs can leverage around recruitment. We are currently in the process of updating all of our past monthly media release templates to be… Read more »