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Educational Advocacy Toolkit & Facilitator Guide

Texas CASA is excited to release the Educational Advocacy Toolkit, specifically developed for CASA volunteers. The goal of this toolkit is to provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to identify education-related challenges experienced by the children you serve and to advocate effectively to overcome them. It examines how the school and child welfare systems intersect and provides you with the information and tools to help you make a difference in your CASA child’s education.

introductory video & Webinar

The Educational Advocacy Toolkit is the first installment of the fierce advocate series. We encourage you to start with this introductory video, as it provides background information on the series and tips for using the toolkit effectively.

Communications & Awareness Executive Director Leslie Palmer also hosted a 1-hour webinar, “Introducing the Educational Advocacy Toolkit,” where she explains what you can expect from the toolkit and our plans for the Fierce Advocate Series moving forward.

To access the archived webinar, please use the link below. If you do not have a CASA College LMS account, please visit the CASA College E-Learning page to learn how you can get started.


Download the PowerPoint slides from the webinar.

educational advocacy toolkit

Now that you have watched the introductory video and webinar, you can read and/or download the toolkit below.

facilitator guide

The Facilitator Guide for the Educational Advocacy Toolkit provides a step-by-step for facilitating a one-hour in-service training that shows participants how to use this and every other toolkit in the Fierce Advocate Series. It also gives an overview of educational advocacy and addresses the key issues involved. Read and/or download the guide below.

Contact the Texas CASA training team at to request a copy of these materials.

Watch Emily’s Dragon

Watch the world premiere of our new short film, Emily’s Dragon, and learn how CASA plays a part in Emily’s journey through the child welfare system.

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