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ERIC Number: EJ1125981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
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Be a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a Baby. Perspectives
Warren, Mary G.
ZERO TO THREE, v33 n6 p56-60 Jul 2013
This article describes the role of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers are everyday citizens who have undergone screening and training with their local CASA program (National CASA Association, 2013a). CASAs generally take one case at a time, visiting with the child and foster parents, attending medical appointments, talking with teachers or child care providers, and observing how the child and biological parents relate. CASAs also write up their observations, opinions, concerns, and recommendations for the child prior to every court hearing and attend each hearing to update the judge and to answer questions about the child (National CASA Association, 2013c).
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Language: English
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