- The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.
- List of advocacy resources on topics like child welfare, educational advocacy, adoption, foster care, working with children, parents, older youth, and child welfare professionals, substance abuse, domestic violence, cultural competency, and much more.
- Suggested book list.
- Suggested film list.
- Texas CASA’s mission is to support local CASA volunteer advocacy programs and to advocate for effective public policy for children in the child protection system.
- CASA College e-learning courses are self-paced and available on demand, making it easy for you to learn on your own schedule. The CASA College Learning Management System (LMS) is the new home for Texas CASA’s e-learning courses and other online training materials. It allows you to access our trainings and resources online, when and where you need them, on any type of computer or mobile device.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES (DFPS)
TEXAS EDCUATION AGENCY (TEA)
- The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education in the state of Texas. It helps deliver education to more than 5 million students.
- FOSTER CARE & STUDENT SUCCESS – TEXAS SCHOOL FOSTER CARE LIAISONS
Each school district and open-enrollment charter school in Texas is required to appoint at least one employee to act as a foster care liaison officer. The liaison facilitates the enrollment in or transfer to a public or open-enrollment charter school of any child in the district or area served by the charter school who is in the conservatorship of the state.
TEXAS FAMILY CODE
NATIONAL CHILD TRAUMATIC STRESS NETWORK
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.
ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES
- Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).