The learning resources are organized so that you can quickly find what’s useful for you.  Browse by topic and click on the associated links to read more, register for trainings, watch videos, or download PDF files.


  • Aging Out Resources and information to help CASA/GALs assist youth in successfully transitioning into adulthood - transition plans, post-secondary education, independent living skills, supportive connections.


  • Diversity Resources and information to help CASA/GALs work with a diverse population of children and families - cultural awareness, competency, courageous conversations.


  • LGBTQ* Resources and information to enhance advocacy efforts for sexual minority youth.


  • Medically Complex Children Resources and information for CASA/GALs who advocate for children who have medical care needs that go beyond routine well-child care and common childhood illnesses.


  • Mental Health Resources and information to enhance advocacy for those with mental health disorders and extreme behavior - eating disorders, suicidal behavior, anxiety disorders.


 The Advocate: A Learning Lab is an online learning space; a resource center for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers, Guardians ad litem, mentors, social workers, teachers, and other professionals interested in serving children exposed to abuse and neglect in a more effective way.  The goal of this learning lab is to provide workers with reliable information and resources on an easy to navigate platform.  Links to e-learning websites, a full reference guide to peer-reviewed articles, as well as, ways to help abused and neglected children in need of a voice in court are included.


Information on Advocate Lab's site was developed with oversight from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, College of Education and Human Sciences (CYAF/IFS).


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