The amount of research on psychotropic medication and the prevalence of those prescribed to children in foster care has increased tremendously over the past few years. The rate of utilization of psychotropic medication in the foster care population has been estimated to range from 13% to 52%, compared to 4% in the general youth population. Continue reading
As a volunteer, do you understand what is supposed to happen at different types of hearings? Do you know what to do or what your role is? No need to worry! We’ve got you covered here… Continue reading
WHO ARE CASAS? HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
CASA Volunteers are, like Attorneys and GALs, officers of the court. A judge appointed a special advocate to represent the best interests of abused and/or neglected children in court proceedings.
WHAT DOES A CASA VOLUNTEER DO?
CASA Volunteers gather information for the court. She or he recommends to the judge what the child needs to be safe and what it is in the child’s best interest for a permanent home. A CASA Volunteer advocates for a speedy decision that considers a child’s sense of time.