Advocate Tool Box

Your nuts and bolts to successful advocacy

Volunteer Manual - Everything you need to know and more..........
Book*- "Just for Now", a childrens book, answers questions and more in an entertaining story about an unforgettable group of foster kids who befriend each other and an abandoned stray named Spud. "A great book for CASA volunteers to read to the children they serve"

* Call the CASA office for availablility
Acronyms- Click here for a cheat sheet

Glossary- Definitions of often heard terms

Case Timeline- This document gives you a standard timeline in Child Protection cases

Court Hearings- Definition of hearings involved in child protection

A Child's Journey Through the Welfare System- A timeline

Federal Laws- Pertains to child protection work

ICWA- Indian Child Welfare Act

Youth in Court Orientation-This orientation is being used before children attend court- Credit 1 hour

DHW Assessment Standards- An outline of when and what the DHW takes into consideration when assessing a family

Volunteer Mileage Form CASA Volunteer Hours Reporting Form- To be turned in monthly

Visit with Infants and Toddlers- A must read publication on the importance of young children in care and visits with their parents- Credit 3 hours

Educational Advocacy- This can be used as your required in service training hours- Credit 1 hour

Psychotropic Medication and Children in Foster Care- Tips for Advocates and Judges- Credit: 1 hour