Continuing education is as easy as reading a book or watching a movie.

See below for a list of recommended articles, books, movies, films and documentaries that you can enjoy for continuing education credit with SFCASA. 

For each item, contact our Training Specialist with your reflections on themes within the piece, what struck you most significantly, how it impacts your understanding of your case and your role as a CASA, and any questions it brought up.


Articles

When Should a Child Be Removed from His Parents?, The New Yorker, August 2017. 
(1.5 CE) 

Some themes you may want to comment on include: cultural humility, power dynamics, conflicts of interest, fear/distrust of the system, intergenerational dynamics, and/or systemic racism


BOOKS

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris


filmS & DOCUMENTARIES

The F Word Series Online (1.5 CE)

A 6-part docuseries about a queer couple's journey to parenthood through foster-to-adoption process. 

Congratulations, You're On Your Own: Life After Foster Care (1 CE)

This documentary follows young adults going through the process of finding their way after foster care. 

Notes from the Field by Anna Deavere Smith (1.5 CE)

This one-woman show dramatizes accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America’s school-to-prison pipeline, which pushes underprivileged, minority youth out of the classroom and into incarceration.