Date

12-2018

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Major

Collaborative Health & Human Services

Abstract

CASA of Monterey County is a public non-profit organization that supports the foster youth population in “pursuing safe, permanent homes” through a volunteer advocacy program. With that being said, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) youth have many needs and challenges. Some advocates feel unsure about how to adequately advocate and connect with their CASA child throughout their advocacy because there was no easy access to resources, activities, and community events information. For this reason, the resource/activity guide website for CASA advocates has been dedicated to providing advocates with a central place to access resources on services for CASA kids in regards to their education or personal needs, community events that can be attended with them, and continuing education opportunities. The success of this project was defined by the resource/activity guide being available on the agency’s website, being used by advocates, and effectively helping those advocates. Looking into the future, the hope is that the agency identify an individual to take the lead role of upkeeping the website and team drive.

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