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CASA Volunteer Resources

CASA Volunteer Resources

CHILD TRAUMA ACADEMY FOR OUR CASA VOLUNTEERS

Secondary Traumatic Stress and the Impact of Working with High-Risk Children and Families

Online training course designed to present an overview of secondary traumatic stress and teach  workers approaches and strategies to decrease risk for developing trauma-related symptoms.

Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals external link(PDF – 724 KB)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2011)
Outlines options for assessment, prevention, and interventions relevant to secondary stress, and describe the elements necessary for transforming child-serving organizations and agencies into systems that also support worker resiliency

Resources at Our Office

Many of you may not know that we have a small library of books, pamphlets and videos that are available to you for informative purposes. Come to our office and sign them out and just return them when you are done.

NJ 2-1-1

NJ 2-1-1 can help you find solutions to personal/professional needs by informing you of resources in your community like day care facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, social services, employment training programs, senior services, medical insurance, and more. Learn about our resource database, call centers and website.

Education and Other Needs

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network SPAN Provides information, advocacy and support assistance for parents. Home to NJ Family Voices for health/insurance concerns and NJ Parent-to-Parent for one-on-one emotional support from another parent.

New Jersey’s County Boards of Social Service: Division of Family Development Assists in meeting the basic needs of low-income families through a variety of programs and services.

One Simple Wish Grants wishes of children in foster care. CASA of Monmouth has an account with One Simple Wish. Contact your volunteer coordinator to place a wish on behalf of your child. Wishes can be anything from an experience such as meeting a sport’s player to asking for a birthday present or fulfilling a need for clothing.

Students With Educational Empowerment Tools MOCEANS Center for Independent Living, providing a variety of support for children with disabilities.

National Resource Resource Center for Youth Development Great resource offering statistics, information and resources for youth.

Mental Health Resources

Attachment Disorder Network By being removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, all of the children we serve are at risk for developing attachment disorder. Click on above link to read about signs/symptoms and ways to get help for children with attachment disorder.

NAMI New Jersey Statewide mutual support, education and advocacy for families and individuals that deal with mental illness.

Addiction Resources

Drugrehab.com An organization that provides information and answers for people fighting addiction.

Physical Health Resources

NJ Family Care Provides health insurance for families that do not currently health insurance and meet certain financial criteria

Special Child Health Services Provides county-based system for children (birth – 21) with complex, long-term medical and/or developmental delays or disabilities. Provides free assessment and case management.

Division of Developmental Disabilities Provides respite care and cash stipends, provides additional supports and services when child turns 21.

Legal

Legal Services of New Jersey The organization provides assistance with civil legal services for low-income people including, housing, family, consumer, public entitlements, education, employment and health care access. Information is available online or call: 888-222-5765

Food

The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties A complete list of food pantries and soup kitchens in Monmouth and Ocean counties can be found online or call 732-918-2600 for assistance.

Community Food Bank of New Jersey The Community Food Bank of New Jersey distributes 39 million pounds of food and groceries a year, ultimately serving 1,500 non-profit programs feeding 900,000 low-income people in 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Call: 908-355-3663.

Housing

NJ Housing Resource Center NJHRC is an online, housing information clearinghouse to help New Jersey residents with housing-related needs. Call: 877-428-8844.

Inspiration for your Kids

Famous People with Disabilities Print out a copy for your child (or pick up a copy at our office) and inspire your child by letting them know other famous people who faced diversity and disability but overcame that to do wonderful things.

Inspiration for You

Our Children’s Wishes It’s easy to become frustrated by the slow court system and hardships the children you advocate for face. Downloading a copy of our children’s wishes will help keep the reason you work so hard in perspective. This is a collection of the children we serve’s wishes as reported by you, our CASA Volunteers.

CASA Forms & Database

nj-monmouth.evintosolutions.com

Monthly Activity Sheet

Intake Record Review Form

Contact Summary Report

 

 

Contact CASA of Monmouth

CASA of Monmouth County
40 Broad Street
Suite 202
Eatontown, New Jersey 07724
Phone: 732.460.9100

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