Visitation Resources

How Children Grow and Develop

When observing a child’s development, keep in mind these key points:

  • There is a wide range of typical behavior. At any particular age 25% of
  • children will not exhibit the behavior or skill, 50% will show it, and 25%will already have mastered it.
  • Some behaviors may be typical—in the sense of predictable— responses to trauma, including the trauma of separation as well as abuse and neglect.
  • Prenatal and postnatal influences may alter development
  • Other factors, including culture, current trends and values, also influence what is defined as typical.
  • As a CASA/GAL volunteer, you need to become aware of your values, attitudes and perceptions about what is typical in order to be more objective and culturally sensitive when assessing a child’s needs.

Child Development Chart

Child Visitation

Knowing what to look for and what to ask if half the battle. Check out the Child Visitation Form below.

Child Visitation Form

Asking the Right Questions - Planning Your Next Steps

This worksheet is a helpful tool for creating your investigation plan. Remember, the plan for your investigation will be different in each case because each child's situation is unique.

Planning Your Next Steps

Transportation Policy and Form

All CASA Volunteers who plan to transport a CASA Child in their personal vehicle must fill out the Transportation Form. See the policy attached to the form for more information.

Transportation Policy and Form