The Crisis Communications & Risk Management for CASA Programs guide covers the types of crisis programs may face, how to prepare for when a crisis comes up, and the steps to take during a crisis. This guide is focused on three main goals for your CASA program to achieve in advance of a crisis:

  1. Assess for weak spots in your organization and work to fix them, with the goal of protecting the children and community you serve and hopefully preventing many of the potential crises a CASA program can face.
  2. Put a highly effective crisis team and written plan in place so that when a crisis occurs, you feel prepared and can respond to the situation in a calm, rational way with strong decision-making.
  3. Build a durable, transparent reputation within your community that will help you to weather almost any storm.
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Crisis Communications & Risk Management Guide

The Crisis Communications & Risk Management for CASA Programs guide covers the types of crisis programs may face, how to prepare for when a crisis comes up, and the steps to take during a crisis. This guide is focused on three main goals for your CASA program to achieve in advance of a crisis: Assess for weak spots in your … Read More

CASA Board Guide: Hiring & Supervising an Executive Director

The Hiring & Supervising an Executive Director guide aims to provide the Boards of Directors of CASA programs in Texas with guidance on the critically important recruitment, selection and management of the Executive Director/CEO position. View Now Additionally, the guide provides a toolkit of sample resources and templates. All samples are listed at the end of the guide or can … Read More

Optima Data Management Toolkit

Optima Data Management Guide The Optima Data Management Guide defines two types of Optima data, identifies common reports, lists basic data definitions, addresses Optima rules, describes recommended practices—all in an effort to create and ensure uniformity, consistency and accuracy in our data management practices across the state. VIEW NOW Texas CASA Network Data Definitions The Texas CASA network has established … Read More

Meaningful Family Meetings: A CFE Facilitator’s Guide

This guide discusses the philosophy behind family meetings and how they are structured (and in which order), and offers tips for successful facilitation. Use this guide for inspiration and to strengthen your skills and vision as a facilitator of this important work. View Now Note: This is supplemental to the full Collaborative Family Engagement Manual, which you should read first.

Optima Data Management Guide

The Optima Data Management Guide has moved to a new resource page, the Optima Data Management Toolkit, that provides more materials including the baseline definitions and custom reports. Visit Now