(and a chance to win a free WaCASA Conference registration!)
Each year, CASAs advocate for over 5,000 children across Washington State, and very little is known about the collective impact of all of your work on the overall outcomes for children in care with a CASA volunteer advocating for their best interest.
During the last week of September, Washington State CASA will be conducting a brief survey to help us capture the collective impact of CASA advocacy throughout the state. This our 3rd such “Days of Data” collection endeavor; you can see the previous reports from Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 by clicking on the links above or here. Our goal is to have a preliminary report available by the time the Annual Conference rolls around in November.
How it will work:
We’re asking all volunteers to submit responses to a brief survey about some of the key aspects for EACH child for whom you advocated over the past 6 months of the case. All questions are multiple choice, and we approximate it will take you 5-10 minutes to fill out the survey for each of the children for whom you advocate.
Some of the questions asked include:
- How many times has the child changed placement over the past 6 months?
- Where is the child currently placed?
- Does the child have an IEP?
- Does the child participate in extra-curricular activities?
One survey per child, please, but feel free to enter a survey for each child for whom you advocate.
The survey will open Sunday, Sept 23rd and close Saturday, Sept 30th. We’ll send out the link to the survey on Friday, Sept 21 for distribution and we’ll also send out the announcement via our Facebook page and our newsletter subscribers. On October 1, we’ll hold a drawing for a free conference registration to our annual conference Nov 2nd and 3rd at the Northern Quest Casino and Resort for one lucky survey completer!
Participation in the survey is voluntary, of course. But the more completed surveys we have, the better able we will be able to effectively communicate CASA impact on the children we serve to legislators, policy makers, funders and decision makers.
We hope to have preliminary results of this Fall’s survey available at the conference.
Thanks for all you do for your kids — and collectively, our kids.