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Roane County CASA Resources


The following resources are available to be signed out at the CASA office on the third floor of the Roane County Court House.




  • Someone There for Me (Everyday Heroes through the eyes of teens in foster care) Foreword by Antwone Fisher; Edited by National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (2 copies).


  • Lighting the Way (Volunteer Child Advocates ) Forward by Anna Quindlen; Edited by National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association.speak Out


  • A Child’s Journey Through Placement; Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D.

The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Children and Families identified over 500,000 U.S. children as being in out-of-home placement in a combination of foster care, mental health facilities and juvenile justice programs. Read more...


  • A Man Named Dave; Dave Pelzer; In A Man Named Dave, Dave Pelzer has delivered the fitting conclusion to a monumental series of books about courage and triumphRead more...


  • Help Yourself; Dave Pelzer; “I know something about resilience. For the first twelve years of my life I was subjected to practically every form of continuous physical and psychological torture you could imagine. I should have diedRead more...


  • How to Get Loose From a Snapping Turtle (Before ,James L. Cotton, Jr.

The author was raised in the mountains of East Tennessee.  As a young boy, he formed a deep sense of affection for the remarkable ability of Appalachian people to concoct innovative and sometimes unusual solutions for life’s everyday problems.  Judge Cotton now serves on the adjunct faculty of Roane State Community College.  Read more...


  • A Question of Balance (Decision Making For CASA/GAL Volunteers) Janet L. Ward ( 9 copies)


  • Advocating for Children in Foster and Kinship Care; Mitchell Rosenwald and Beth N. Riley; A guide to getting the best out of the system for caregivers and practitioners.


  • Making Reasonable Efforts: Steps for Keeping Families Together. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Child Welfare League of America, Youth Law Center, and National Center for Youth Law. (3 copies)



  • Ensuring the Healthy Development of Foster Children (A guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals. (5 copies)


  • Our Children (Child Sexual Abuse: A resource Guide to help children, parents and professionals)                 (8 copies +one copy in Spanish)


  • Red, White and Bruises (Spanking in the U.S.A. What to do instead.)


  • When Violence Hits Home (A resource handbook on domestic violence for survivors, friends, and the community to help stop the violence.)

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  • Safe Babies Court Teams: Building Strong Families and Healthy Communities. (55 minutes)

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