Cultural Competence, Diversity, Disparity, Disproportionality
Knowing Who You Are (Video and discussion)
In this activity, watch a 24-minute online video to learn about the importance of youth-in-care developing a healthy racial and ethnic identity. Promote meaningful discussion by prompting thought provoking questions before and facilitating guided debriefing after. This is part one of the 3-part curriculum which can be used as a stand alone activity and may inspire volunteers to participate in an in-person KWYA event.
Working With Children
Building Rapport with Children and Youth
This activity uses a NCASA video clip to generate discussion about a first time visit to a child in a foster home setting and identify ways to build rapport.
Can We Talk?
This activity, geared towards new volunteers, is a fun, hands-on and interactive session that shares simple, inexpensive props and tools that can be used during visits to engage children of all ages. Open-ended questions and building anticipation for the next visit are also highlighted.
Can We Talk (handout)
What Do You Say When...
This activity is designed to give new CASA volunteers practice responding to difficult questions.
Conducting a Relative Search
This activity highlights 3 models which may be used when conducting a relative search for a child or youth (network circle, genogram/family tree, timeline) and the importance of conducting a relative search early on in a case.
Models for Conducting a Relative Search (handout)
List Item №. 4 This is a text area. Writing in paragraphs lets your visitor find what they are looking for quickly and easily. Edit the text in the list editor.