Normalcy Matters: A Guide to Supporting Children & Youth in Texas Foster Care

Texas CASA released the Normalcy Matters: A Guide to Supporting Children & Youth in Texas Foster Care with the hope that it will inform understanding of what normalcy is, why it matters, and the important role each of us plays in supporting and promoting normalcy for young people in the Texas child welfare system. This guidebook and companion video were … Read More

Legislative Advocacy Teams Webinar Series

In lieu of our usual Legislative Advocacy Team (LAT) Retreat, Texas CASA conducted a series of monthly webinars leading up to the 87th Legislative Session. These webinars touched on CASA legislative advocacy topics – from our policy priorities to the nuts and bolts of what LATs do during session. Catch up on all of the past webinars below. Webinar 1: … Read More

Moving Toward a Child, Youth and Family-Centered System: Opportunities in Court and Service Planning

Texas CASA is excited to announce the release of its latest report, Moving Toward a Child, Youth and Family-Centered System: Opportunities in Court and Service Planning. The report is the culmination of recommendations and ideas generated by discussions at Texas CASA’s 2018 Child Welfare Primer, which featured dozens of foster youth, kinship caregivers and parents with previous CPS involvement. The … Read More

Legislative Advocacy Guide

The Legislative Advocacy Guide covers the ins and outs of the Texas Legislature, how a bill becomes a law, an in-depth look at the 87th Legislative Session outcomes, and details on key areas we will be addressing this year like Community-Based Care and the Family First Prevention Services Act. View Now