Below are a few videos and books to help our volunteers with different challenges they may face.
VOLUNTEER RESOURCES: WEBINARS
This webinar is recommended for staff and volunteers who work with children on prescription medication or would like to know more about medications commonly prescribed to children in foster care. It is a great way to fulfill annual continuing education hours. Hosted by Portland Oregon CASA Supervisor Stephen McCrea.
Learn how the court, the data and the CASA/GAL program are working together to identify and mitigate bias and address disparity within their judicial district. This webinar provides positive, practical approaches for CASA/GAL programs and their judicial partners to collaboratively address disproportionality and disparate outcomes for foster youth. Facilitated by Judge Louis A. Trosch, Jr., District Court Judge, Charlotte, NC; Erin Chinn-Gary MSW, JD Family Court Administrator and Dana Frady, MSW, District Administrator, Guardian ad Litem.
Develop a greater understanding of the strengths, challenges and value of LGBTQ adults, parents and families, what they can offer a CASA/GAL program, and how to better serve these children in your role as a CASA or GAL volunteer. Facilitated by Tracy Flynn of Tracy Flynn Consulting.
This Webinar is intended to increase participants’ knowledge of the trauma and dysfunction associated with violence and violent crime occurring in homes and throughout communities. Panelists showcase programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to delivering victim services. The Webinar focuses on best practices in working with youth, adults, and families who have been victims of violent acts and the rebuilding process that takes place after surviving such experiences.
VOLUNTEER RESOURCES: BOOKS
A Child's Journey Through Placement
BY Vera Fahlberg, MD
Provides the foundation, the resources, and the tools which will help professionals (therapists, social workers, pediatricians, juvenile justice workers, CASA volunteers and child advocates), parents (birth, foster and adoptive) and others who care to support children for whom the journey through placement becomes a part of the road to adulthood.
God Must be sleeping
BY Gregg tyler milligan
A recovery memoir in which the author draws readers into his insights and the path he traveled along the road from childhood abuse to healing and deliverance. Milligan provides readers proof that no matter what struggles afflict us, we can all emerge amazingly strong and drive headlong into the possibilities that await us.