CASA of Arizona

Articles & Publications
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© 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 in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2018
Helping Your Child Transition From Foster Care to Adoption
Persistent Fear and Anxiety Can Affect Young Children’s Learning and Development
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
Supporting Native Children A Guide for CASA/GAL Advocacy in State Courts
Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families
Child Well-Being
Arizona Child Fatality Review Program - Twenty-Forth Annual Report Nov. 2018
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 
Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope With Trauma
Foster Care - HHS Has Taken Steps to Support States’ Oversight of Psychotropic Medications, but Additional Assistance Could Further Collaboration
The Essential Advocate: Using CASAs to Promote Child Well-Being 
Cultural Competence
Working With African-American Families
Culture Matters: The Peace Corps Cross-Cultural Workbook
Flipping the Script: White Privilege & Community Building
Serving Native American Children in Foster Care (The Connection, winter 2009, pg. 6-11)
Disability
Challenges Faced by Foster Youth with Chronic Illnesses and Severe Disabilities
Disproportionality
The Disproportionate Representation of Children of Color in Dependency Court Proceedings
Domestic Violence
Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence
Education
Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Young Adults in Foster Care
Blueprint for Change - Education Success for Children in Foster Care
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
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 
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 
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
Online Publications
"Child Welfare 360° (CW360°) "
"The Connection"
"The Judges Page"
"The Source"
"Represent"
"RISE"
"SAMHSA News"
"Social Policy Report"