Resources & Links related to Foster Care & Children
CASA - The National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association's mission is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in the juvenile courts. Volunteers are trained to advocate on a child's behalf to help assure each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
Click here for the St. Louis City CASA program.
Click here for the St. Louis County CASA program.
Child Welfare League of America - CWLA's mission is to engage people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth and their families and protecting every child from harm.
The Children's Defense Fund - The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) strives to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
National Critical Numbers Directory - National hotline numbers for children's issues . You have to log-in to access this site, but you can use "guest" as your password and ID and you will get in without having to register.
Prevent Child Abuse America - Their many state and local prevention programs help spread the word in your community, creating awareness that prevention is possible. Together, we can make a difference. Remember, a child is helpless – you are not.
The Robbie the Rabbit series is designed to help children in the foster care system adjust better to tough changes in their lives. Unlike most other books for adopted children and foster children, each story in this series comes with children's activities and an adult guide.
These delightful stories feature full-color illustrations on each page. But they're not just for entertainment value. The Robbie RabbitTM stories — and their supplemental materials — are designed specifically for foster parents, adoptive parents and/or caseworkers who want to:
Help a foster child and/or an adoption-eligible child adjust better to tough changes in life
Promote communication between the child and the important people in his life
Gain insight into a child's feelings and interpretation of the world around him
Survivors of the System - A wonderful and unique site which brings together resources and provides a forum for people whose childhood involved foster care or similar displacement.