Building Relationships across Systems to Enhance Resiliency and Improve Foster Care Outcomes

Karen Rice, Heather Girvin

Abstract


Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Lancaster County represents a collaborative, systemic response to gaps in current service systems in a largely rural/suburban area. This paper discusses strategies used to foster support for CASA and on-going efforts to develop, implement, and evaluate the CASA program. We share lessons learned related to the development of innovative systemic responses to service gaps in rural areas.

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