CASA of Arizona

Articles & Publications
© National CASA Association
© National CASA Association

Articles & Publications

The following articles and online publications are available to assist you with your CASA advocacy efforts

Child Development
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009
Easing Trauma in Adopted and Foster Children
Violence & Childhood: How Persisting Fear Can Alter the Developing Child's Brain
Child Protection and the Legal System
Crossover Cases: Children and Youth Involved in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act: Frequently Asked Questions on the Provisions to Impact Youth and Young Adults
Giving the Family a Chance: Working Towards Reunification
Making Reasonable Efforts: A Permanent Home for Every Child
The Indian Child Welfare Act & CASA/GAL Volunteers: Advocating for the Best Interests of Native Children
Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families
Child Well-Being
Arizona Child Fatality Review Program - Eighteenth Annual Report Nov. 2011
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 
Easing Trauma in Adopted and Foster Children
Foster Kids Prescribed Psychotropic Drugs - ABC 20/20 Story
The Essential Advocate: Using CASAs to Promote Child Well-Being 
Communication
Communicating Clearly: It's Not What You Say, It's How Others Hear You
Cultural Competence
A Practice Guide for Working with African American Families in the Child Welfare System
Culture Matters: The Peace Corps Cross-Cultural Workbook
Flipping the Script: White Privilege & Community Building
LGBT Health Resources Kit 
Racial Identity and the Development of Body Image Issues among African American Adolescent
Serving Native American Children in Foster Care (The Connection, winter 2009, pg. 6-11)
Understanding the Relational Worldview in Indian Families
Disability
Challenges Faced by Foster Youth with Chronic Illnesses and Severe Disabilities
Disproportionality
Disproportionality
The Disproportionate Representation of Children of Color in Dependency Court Proceedings
Domestic Violence
Batterer Accountability: Responding to Child Maltreatment & Domestic Violence
Education
A Roadmap for Learning - Improving Education Outcomes in Foster Care
Blueprint for Change: Education Success for Children in Foster Care Fact Sheet
Foster Children & Education: How You Can Create a Positive Educational Experience for the Foster Child
Mythbusting: Breaking Down Confidentiality & Decision-Making Barriers to Meet the Education Needs of Children in Foster Care
National Conference of State Legislatures, "Educating Children in Foster Care"
The McKinney-Vento Act at a Glance
Transition Planning for Foster Youth with Disabilities: Are We Falling Short? 
Medical
Health Care Resources for Arizona's Low Income and Uninsured Families
Joint Letter on Use of Psychotropic Medications and Foster Children 
Multi-State Study on Psychotropic Medication Oversight in Foster Care
Psychotropic Medication Use in the Foster Care Population in Arizona 
Mental Health
Women's Mental Health: What It Means to You
Older Youth
Adolescent Growth and Development
Getting From Here To There 
The Difficult Transition to Adulthood for Foster Youth in the U.S.: Implications for the State as Corporate Parent
Independent Living NEW!
It's My Life: Publications
Transitions: Building Better Lives for Youth Leaving Foster Care
Substance Abuse
Meth & Child Welfare: Promising Solutions for Children, Their Parents & Grandparents
Parental Substance Use and the Child Welfare System
Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders
Recovery: A Philosophy of Hope and Resilience (SAMHSA News September/October 2009)
"The Truth About Addiction"
Understanding Substance Abuse & Facilitating Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Workers
What is Substance Abuse? A Guide for Families
Teen narrowly escapes death after smoking synthetic marijuana NEW!
Online Publications
"Best Interests"
"Child Welfare 360° (CW360°) "
"The Connection"
"The Judges Page"
"The Source"
"Represent"
"RISE"
"SAMHSA News"
"Social Policy Report"