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“Every CASA makes a difference in the lives of the children they serve. Every report, every visit, every court appearance improves the quality of life for these children.”

Current Advocate

Resources

Continuing Education

CEC Calendar
Continuing Education Credit Policy (pdf)
CASA Library Books (pdf)

Forms, Instructions and Guidelines

Court Report Instructions template with password (pdf)
Optima Advocate Written Instructions (pdf)
Optima Advocate Quick Instructions (pdf)
Optima Advocates Screen Shot Instructions (pdf)
Advocate Reminders (pdf)
Child Visits Guidelines (pdf)

DCFS Older Youth Resources

DCFS Illinois Foster Child and Youth Foster Bill of Rights (pdf)
DCFS Education and Training Voucher Application (pdf)
DCFS Employment Incentive Application (pdf)
DCFS GetGoal'dHandbook (pdf)
DCFS Getting There Tip Sheets (pdf)
DCFS GPA Improvement Plan (pdf)
DCFS YIC & VT Application (pdf)
DCFS Youth_Transition_Plan (pdf)

Adoption/Guardianship Resources

DCFS Booklet Making Adoption or Guardianship Decision (pdf)
DCFS Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (pdf)

Child Development Resources

Brain Development (pdf)
Child Development Chart Birth to 21 yrs (pdf)
Developmental Checklists Birth to 5 (pdf)
Pre-School Motor, Adaptive, Sensory Checklist (pdf)

Casey Life Skills Assessments

Casey Life Skills Post Secondary or Training Assessment (pdf)
Casey Life Skills Homeless Youth Assessment (pdf)
Casey Life Skills High School Assessment (pdf)
Casey Life Skills Descriptions of Additional Assessments (pdf)
Casey Life Skills Assessment (pdf)

Child Welfare Partner Links

National CASA Website
Illinois CASA Website
Online Resources (pdf)

Training Manual and Advocate Policies

CASA Advocate Handbook (pdf)