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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.

November 2019 Social Media Calendar Available

We want to help you grow your social media presence! Texas CASA developed a November 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 »

Recommended Fund Development Board Questions Resource

Looking to have a conversation about your program’s financial resources before the end of the year, but not quite sure where to start? Download Recommended Fund Development Questions the Board Should Ask, and share this new resource with your board today! Download Resource If you need assistance or have any questions about this resource, please… Read more »

Texas CASA Releases Guide to Community Based-Care

Texas CASA is proud to release Transforming Together: A Guide to Community-Based Care in Texas, Edition 1. Community-Based Care (CBC) is a sweeping systems change and a new way of providing foster care and case management services in Texas. The change shifts key functions of the child welfare system from the state to private, nonprofit… Read more »

November 2019 Media Release Template Now Available

Texas CASA provides timely 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 evergreen and… Read more »

Cultural Considerations: They/Them Pronouns & Nonbinary Identity

Recently, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary updated their definition of the word “they”. This new entry explicitly recognizes they as a pronoun to refer to a person whose gender identity is nonbinary. “Emily Brewster, a senior editor for Merriam-Webster, said factors like the growing practice of soliciting or giving out one’s pronouns, the growing number of people who… Read more »

Standards Spotlight: Texas CASA Standard 1.A.3.

Texas CASA 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 regularly provide a Standards Spotlight in Inside CASA. This edition’s standard… Read more »

Texas CASA Community-Based Care Guide Now Available, Webinar Today!

Texas CASA is proud to release our Guide to Community-Based Care in Texas. This guide provides basic information about the move to the new model of service delivery based on regional nonprofit contractors who will assume many of the powers and duties performed by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and Child Protective… Read more »

October 2019 Media Release Template Now Available

Texas CASA provides timely 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 evergreen and… 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 »