Books
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© National CASA Association

Books



Place your cursor over the "Library Search" link to view a summary of the book. Then click on the link to locate the book at the library nearest to you based on your zip code. The search results will also give you a source to purchase the book online as well as offer book reviews.

Tip - If a book is not found at your local library, ask your librarian if they participate in an interlibrary loan program.

CASA Volunteer Work
Lighting The Way (Library Search)
I Speak For This Child (Library Search)
Child Development
Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening the Love in Deeply Troubled Children (2nd edition)
(Library Search)
Will I Ever See You Again? Attachment challenges for foster children: A primer for the adults in their lives. (Library Search)
Child Protection and the Legal System
No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court (Library Search)
Somebody Else's Children: The Courts, the Kids, and the Struggle to Save America's Troubled Families (Library Search)
Tender Mercies: Inside the World of a Child Abuse Investigator (Library Search)
Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk - A Caseworker's Story (Library Search)
Child Welfare
A Child Called IT (Library Search)
A Life Without Consequences (Library Search)
A Parent's and Teacher's Handbook on Identifying and Preventing Child Abuse (Library Search)
City of One - A Memoir (Library Search)
The Family Secret: A Personal Account of Incest (Library Search)
The Sexualized Child in Foster Care: A Guide for Foster Parents and Other Professionals (Library Search)
Sibling Abuse: Hidden, Physical, Emotional and Sexual Trauma (Library Search)
Wayne - An Abused Child's Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope (Library Search)
Wounded Innocents and Fallen Angels: Child Abuse and Child Aggression (Library Search)
Communication
Handbook on Questioning Children: A Linguistic Perspective (Library Search)
How To Talk To Your Kids About Really Important Things: Specific Questions and Answers and Useful Things to Say (for children age 4 - 12) (Library Search)
Cultural Competence
Always My Child - A Parent's Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter (Library Search)
An American Family (Library Search)
Developing Cross - Cultural Competence (Library Search)
Gay and Lesbian Students: Understanding Their Needs (Library Search)
The Indian Child Welfare Act Handbook (Library Search)
Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identities and Youth (Library Search)
Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality (Library Search)
Domestic Violence
Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America (Library Search)
Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them (Library Search)
The Batterer as Parent (Library Search)
When Katie Wakes: A Memoir (Library Search)
Education
The Complete IEP Guide (Library Search)
Learning Curves (Library Search)
From Rage to Hope: Strategies for Reclaiming Black and Hispanic Students (Library Search)
Foster Care and Adoption
A Child's Journey Through Placement (Library Search)
A Man Named Dave (Library Search)
A Rage To Do Better: Listening to Young People from the Foster Care System (Library Search)
Another Place at the Table (Library Search)
Beyond the Foster Care System: The Future for Teens (Library Search)
Finding Fish, A Memoir (Library Search)
Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story (Library Search)
Hope's Boy (Library Search)
The Language of Flowers (Library Search)
The Lost Boy (Library Search)
On Their Own: What Happens to Kids When They Age Out of the Foster Care System (Library Search)
Someone There For Me (Library Search)
The Things I Want The Most (Library Search)
Three Little Words (Library Search)
Troubled Transplants (Library Search)
Medical
Understanding The Medical Diagnosis of Child Maltreatment: A Guide for Non-Medical Professionals (Library Search)
Mental Health
Jordi/Little Ralphie and the Creature (Library Search)
Sickened (Library Search)
Young Children and Trauma: Intervention and Treatment (Library Search)
Miscellaneous
Loving Through Bars: Children with Parents in Prison (Library Search)
Substance Abuse
Crystal Meth: they call it ice (Library Search)
METH the Home Cooked Menace (Library Search)
When Drug Addicts Have Children: Reorienting Child Welfare's Response (Library Search)
 
Additional Resource: National CASA Book List (categorized by topic)