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

Well-Being Considerations Matrix & Wheel

Well-being is addressing and meeting the physical health, mental health, social, emotional, and educational needs of children, youth and their families. CASA volunteers play an active role in increasing the well-being of children in foster care. These two materials, the Well-being of the Child Considerations Matrix and the CASA Well-being Wheel, can help you review your current recommendations using different … Read More