New Pre-Service E-Learning Courses Available!
We are excited to announce that we have converted two sessions of CASA pre-service volunteer training that could previously only be offered in-person into interactive, immersive e-learning courses that are now available online! These courses are designed to be highly intuitive and user-friendly. Start learning…
Texas CASA Statement in Reference to 2013 Commissioned Research
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
CASA programs in Texas have always been, and continue to be, committed to serving the best interests of children in the child welfare system. Research shows that it is in the best interests of children to remain with, and connected to, their families and communities. It is CASA’s first priority on cases to advocate for keeping families together whenever safe and possible. This is also the first priority of the child welfare system as a whole. We have created comprehensive trainings and resources to reinforce this practice across our network.
In 2013, we commissioned The University of Texas at Austin to evaluate CASA volunteer effectiveness related to the safety, permanency and well-being of children and youth in the child welfare system. The research provided us valuable information key to strengthening training and improving advocacy. While we have excelled in focusing on safety, we are still determining best practices for permanency and well-being. We are grateful to be a learning, growing organization and will continue to conduct research to ensure we are making a positive difference in the lives of children and families.
Texas CASA has developed two blogs, The CASA Voice and Inside CASA, to keep the statewide CASA network and our dedicated supporters informed, inspired and up to date. Both publications consists of an online blog and regular email updates so you can access new information at the right time and in the way that works best for you. Use the links below to start exploring the blogs, and please sign up for whichever publication(s) fits your role with CASA so that you can receive the email announcements.
The CASA Voice is your go-to source for spotlights on the life-changing work that Texas CASA, the 71 local CASA volunteer advocacy programs, our child welfare partners, sponsors and supporters are doing to ensure a safe, positive future for all Texas children. Email schedule: once a month.
Inside CASA is Texas CASA’s up-to-date source of training opportunities, best practices, tips, news and announcements, and more to help local CASA program staff and board members in their day-to-day operations and advocacy. Email schedule: twice a month.
NEW EMAIL! The CASA Voice in a Minute: A quarterly email digest of The CASA Voice – taking some of the most important, inspirational and relevant stories from past editions and compiling them into a quick and easy read, ensuring you can stay informed and inspired even with a packed schedule. Email schedule: once a quarter.
Conversations with CASA is a series from Texas CASA that will explore current issues and trends affecting child welfare, our children in care and our network.
In our Texas CASA Staff Spotlights, get to know members of our staff, how they got started with CASA and what motivates them to be a part of our mission.