CASA volunteer, Stephanie Webster, shares her expertise on how CASA volunteers can assist foster teens aging out of the system.
Stephanie Webster, a CASA volunteer with more than five years of experience, shares her story of working with a foster teen who aged out of the system. In Stephanie’s Your Turn column for the Arizona Republic, she explains the time-consuming process she had to undergo in order to get her CASA kid back into the system.
She highlights the guidance that CASA volunteers can have in these foster teens’ lives, as well as the importance to begin the process of keeping them in the system long before they near the age of emancipation. By being proactive, CASA volunteers can help to ensure their foster teens receive beneficial services and programs to set them up for success as soon as they reach adulthood.