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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.

Cultural Considerations: Health Equity, Race & Place

Healthiest Communities recently released an analysis which measured race and ethnicity in relation to overall community health and well-being, and found that living in a community that is more heavily black or Hispanic means an unhealthy life is more likely than for those living in a mostly white community. The analysis was recently covered by… Read more »

November 2018 Social Media Calendar & Images Available

In the effort to assist CASA programs in growing their social media presence, Texas CASA has developed a November 2018 social media calendar with suggested Facebook and Twitter content, complete with accompanying photos and links. This calendar features a variety of generalized content, such as motivational quotes, recruitment messaging, volunteer spotlights and statewide statistics. Depending on your CASA… Read more »

Cultural Considerations: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hear from Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs in her latest column for The CASA Voice as she reflects on National Hispanic Heritage Month, the importance of diversity and our efforts to help the CASA programs recruit a diverse pool of volunteers. “Imagine you’ve been taken from the only home you have ever known and placed in… Read more »

October 2018 Social Media Calendar & Images Available

In the effort to assist CASA programs in growing their social media presence, Texas CASA has developed an October 2018 social media calendar  with suggested Facebook and Twitter content, complete with accompanying photos and links. This calendar features a variety of generalized content, such as motivational quotes, recruitment messaging, volunteer spotlights and statewide statistics. Depending on your… Read more »

Cultural Considerations: Suicide Hotline Run by & for Transgender People

For the first time, there is a suicide hotline in the US (and Canada) that is staffed entirely by transgender people, to serve transgender people. As you may know, a disproportionately high number of children and youth in the foster care system are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ), and this fact is due… Read more »

New Stock Photos of Diverse Volunteers, Children & Youth Available

Texas CASA recently added new stock photos to our collection for local CASA programs to use. To assist programs in recruiting a diverse pool of volunteers, we aimed to be as intentional as possible in choosing photos that reflect multiple types of diversity: race, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and… Read more »

New Sample Data Security Documents Available

Texas CASA has released three new sample documents related to data security to provide a basis for drafting or revising practices or procedures which meet the needs of local CASA programs. These samples should be considered as open to modification by your program. Download the samples below: Data Security & Privacy Practices  Privacy Practice &… Read more »

New Sample Policies Available for Local CASA Programs

Texas CASA has compiled four new samples to provide a basis for drafting or revising policies which meet the needs of local CASA programs. These samples should be considered as open to modification by the program’s Board of Directors. Please remember that per Texas CASA Standard 5.A.13., board approval is required for all revisions to program policies. Download the sample… Read more »

September 2018 Social Media Calendar & Images Available

In the effort to assist CASA programs in growing their social media presence, Texas CASA has developed a September 2018 social media calendar with suggested Facebook and Twitter content, complete with accompanying photos and links. This calendar features a variety of generalized content, such as motivational quotes, recruitment messaging, volunteer spotlights and statewide statistics. Depending on your CASA… Read more »

Educational Advocacy Resources for Back-to-School Season

It’s that time again, when children and youth start heading back to school! Make sure you’re prepared to advocate for your CASA child with the updated Educational Advocacy Guidebook and Educational Advocacy Pocket Guide. Both resources offer tools and tips for speaking up for the educational needs of your CASA child. The Educational Advocacy Guidebook is designed… Read more »