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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.

Browse Resources from Sesame Street in Communities

The Sesame Street in Communities initiative was created to help parents, caregivers, providers and others who work with children and families deal with real-life, sometimes-tough topics such as: foster care, dealing with traumatic experiences, exploring emotions, health and hygiene, and much more. Sesame Street in Communities builds on Sesame Street’s almost 50-year commitment to addressing… Read more »

Cultural Considerations: Resources & Continuing Education for LGBTQ Pride Month

It’s LGBTQ Pride Month! This month-long observance celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, and is held in June of each year to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots – a major turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. LGBTQ youth are overrepresented in the foster care system, both in… Read more »

June Media Release Templates 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 »

How Texas CASA Supports Healthy Minds & Bodies

May is National Mental Health Month, and Texas CASA is taking a closer look at how we can support staff and keep them from experiencing CASA burnout. Employee burnout has been defined as when employees have exhausted their physical or emotional strength. To combat this, Texas CASA launched our internal group Healthy Minds and Bodies… Read more »

June 2019 Social Media Calendar & Images Available

We want to help you grow your social media presence! Texas CASA developed a June 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… Read more »

44 Children’s Books About Mental Health

May is National Mental Health Month. The Child Mind Institute recently released a list of 44 children’s books that deal with mental health-related topics that their clinicians read and recommended. The list includes books for kids up to 12 years old, from picture books for preschoolers to chapter books for older children. The list includes… Read more »

May 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 »

Cultural Considerations: Blue Sunday & Inclusivity

April 28, 2019, is Blue Sunday – a day where congregations all over the U.S. pray for the victims of child abuse and those who care for them. This day, observed on the last Sunday of Child Abuse Prevention Month every year, is a great opportunity for CASA programs to connect with local communities of faith…. Read more »

New Online Storefront for Training Materials!

Texas CASA is thrilled to announce the launch of an online storefront where your training team can order copies of the Texas CASA Volunteer Pre-Service Training Manual directly from our printer. These are easy-to-handle and spiral-bound, and will ship straight to your program within 7-8 business days of ordering. Each CASA program’s Executive Director should… Read more »

There’s Still Time to Maximize Your Impact for #CAPM2019!

We’re a little more than halfway through National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2019. Are you taking advantage of our Child Abuse Prevention Month toolkit? It features media relations strategies, social media strategies, promotional materials, templates and resources to use throughout April. We encourage you to use these materials to help guide your promotional efforts and… Read more »