Strengthening Families Using a Racial Equity Lens Training

View Now The Volunteer Coaching and Advocacy team hosted a courageous conversation with special guests from the Center for the Study of Social Policy. Dr. Charlyn Harper Browne and Cailin O’Connor led a diversity and equity webinar with focuses on: shared definitions and common language, understanding the social-ecology model of racism and anti-racism, and the impact of chronic environmental stress … Read More

Working with Incarcerated Parents

The following resource and training provide educational information to support children with parents who are incarcerated along with tips for engaging in important conversations. These tools explore the stigma children and families experience, and supportive ways to promote healing. The guidance and suggestions in these materials are subject to local program policies and practices. Monthly VCA Zoom Watch Now Resources … Read More

Child Safety in the System

  Praesidium Academy A series of free e-learning courses on best practices in preventing child sexual abuse with separate tracks for Program Leadership and Program Staff. Access expires December 31, 2022. Child Safety Toolkit This extensive toolkit is the result of a long partnership between Praesidium and CASA of Travis County, which has incorporated safety measures into all levels of … Read More

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

Coaching Playbook

The Volunteer Coaching & Advocacy Coaching Playbook walks supervisors through what is coaching, how to coach CASA volunteers with empowering questions, and setting up volunteers to GROW. View Now