Resource Letter:
For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Protective Services Cases
February 2, 2022
New Resource – Normalcy Matters: A Guide to Supporting Children & Youth in Texas Foster Care
Texas CASA and the Children’s Commission are excited to announce the release of Normalcy Matters: A Guide to Supporting Children & Youth in Texas Foster Care. This guide and companion video were developed to provide education about normalcy, including the importance of normalcy and how judges, attorneys, stakeholders, and others can support normalcy for children and youth who experience the Texas child welfare system. 

Normalcy allows children and youth to have life experiences that are typical for their age and development. Some examples of normalcy activities include participating in sleepovers and extracurricular activities, having access to a cell phone, taking driver’s education, or receiving an allowance.
By prioritizing normalcy and encouraging open communication and collaboration, everyone involved in the child welfare system can help ensure a better experience for children and youth in foster care. For more information, please download the guide and watch the video at
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