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May 2008Vol. 9, No. 4National CASA Magazine

The Connection, a quarterly magazine developed by National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), is designed to keep CASA programs, volunteers, and the public aware of current news and developments affecting CASA advocacy for abused and neglected children.

The Winter 2008 issue includes a cover story titled, "Count the Ways to Encourage Child Resilience," which discusses the roles nature and other factors, such as positive and consistent adult contact, play in the level of resilience in children. An essay submitted by the 2007 National CASA’s Advocate of the Year, a youth editorial on resilience written by a foster care alumnus, and a message from the National CASA president can be found in the Voices & Viewpoints web section. Readers also may explore Regular Features for information on association and program updates, current news and research in the child welfare field, and tips for volunteers.