Friday, October 9, 2015

National CASA Association a 2015 Top-Rated Charity

National CASA Association is excited to be acknowledged by as a Top-Rated 2015 Charity. The awards have been running since 2009. The honor is equivalent to the people's choice award for non-profits, where volunteers, donors and people served by the great work of each and every nonprofit can cast their vote in the form of a review to express their appreciation and potentially win non-profits a spot on the list. Read more

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Webinar - Adoption of Older Foster Youth

2:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT)

This year, National Adoption Month focuses on the adoption of older youth in foster care-because "We Never Outgrow the Need for Family."

As part of the 2015 initiative, the Children's Bureau<>, in collaboration with Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids <>, is hosting a free, interactive webinar that will focus on older youth adoption. 

This webinar will highlight the adoption story of Mary Lee Esq.<>, who now serves as the National YVLifeSet Coordinator for Youth Villages, and who inspired the creation of the Fostering Adoption to Further Student Achievement Act (nicknamed the Mary Lee Act). We will also showcase resources and tools for recruiting families for older youth, strategies to overcome common barriers to adoption, and examples of how to help older youth be open to the idea of being adopted.

Join us on October 6, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (EDT) and learn about ways to promote and support permanency for older youth in foster care.[NFCM Button]<>