Elevate your Educational Advocacy: 

Children who are involved in the child welfare system often need more support than their peers to succeed in and complete school. Our October Wellbeing Assessment data showed a higher percentage of children in virtual and hybrid learning environments with unmet needs in academics, work completion and attendance, and more CASA volunteers unsure about their children's educational needs than prior assessment periods. In response, we've gathered a knowledgeable and inspiring panel of experts to share information so we collectively step-up our educational advocacy game for children. In the United States, every child has the right to an appropriate education and as CASA volunteers we are here to help ensure that happens. Click this link to view: Panelist Bios  Click this link to view: Training Recording  

 

Winter Ideas to Support Children: 

CASA service has looked different during COVID-19. We have been inspired by all the ways CASA volunteers and staff have adapted to changing policies and procedures and continued to creatively connect and advocate for their assigned children. As the days get darker and colder, we gather to shed light and share inspiration from our collective experiences. The session included a panel discussion, input from attendees and Q&A. Click this link to view: Panelist Bios. Click this link to view: Training Recording 

 

Spring CASA Volunteer Advocacy Panel:

A panel discussion that included six CASA volunteers who are exemplars of dedication and creativity during COVID-19. An opportunity to hear ideas for engaging with children virtually, ask questions and connect with CASA volunteers and staff around the state. Click this link to view: Panelist Bios. Click this link to view: Training Recording