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  • Bullying- 1-855-201-2121
    Child Abuse Hotline- 1-877-652-2873 (1-877-NJABUSE)
    Domestic Violence- 732-249-4504 or 1-800-572-7233 (1-800-572-SAFE)
    Division of Addiction Services Hotline- 1-800-238-2333
    Post Partum Depression- 1-800-328-3838
    Runaway/Homeless Shelters- 1-800-786-2929 (1-800-RUNAWAY)
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    Suicide Prevention Hotline- 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)





Self Help

Continuing Education for Volunteers

CASA volunteers are responsible for completing 12 hours of continuing education each year. The books, articles and movies listed below all qualify for continuing education credit, as do the CASA Cafe events organized by CASA of Middlesex County. This list is not exhaustive. Talk to a staff member if you have any questions about what qualifies as continuing education. When you complete continuing education hours please record them in Optima.


Abused, L.L. Bartlett and Lorraine Bartlett 

A Child Called It, Dave Pelzer

A Piece of Cake, Cupcake Brown

Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, Emily Bazelon

Close up, Szabina Dudevszky 

Crank, Ellen Hopkins 

Damaged, Cathy Glass

Do Father’s Matter, Paul Raeburn 

Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond

Finding Anna, Trish Kaye Lleone and Doris Parker Roberts

Glass, Ellen Hopkins

Growing up with a Schizophrenic Mother, Margaret, J. Brown

Healing the Incest Wound, Christine A. Courtois 

Hear These Voices, Anthony Allison

Impulse, Ellen Hopkins

In Their Own Voices, Rita James Simon

Loud in the House of Myself, Stacy Pershall 

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid, Charles D. Appelstein

One Kid at a Time, Jake Dekker 

One Small Boat, Kathy Harrison

Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline

Stop Crying, Kooper Salmo

That Mean Old Yesterday, Stacey Patton 

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz

The Deepest Well, Nadine Burke Harris

The Foster Parenting Toolbox, Kim Phagan-Hansel

The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
The Lost Children of Wilder, Nina Bernstein

Three Little Words, Ashley Rhodes-Courter

To the End of June, Cris Beam




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Adopted (2008) 

An American Crime (2007) 

Antwone Fisher (2002) 

Canvas (2006) 

Children of the System (TV show) (2014) 

From Place to Place (2011) 

Gracie’s Choice (2004) 

Homeless to Harvard (2003)

L.I.E. (2001) 

Maid (Netflix)

My Flesh and Blood (2003) 

Of 2 Minds (2012) 

Postcard to Daddy (2010) 

Precious (2009) 

Sexy Baby (2012) 

Short Term 12 (2013) 

Sybil (1976 or 2007) 

The Dark Matter of Love (2012) 

The Heart is Deceitful Above all Things (2004) 

The Ride (2020)

What about Father’s? (2012)


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