* What is your child involved in over the summer?
Are they enrolled in camps or other activities? You can make sure your child has the appropriate clothing and/or supplies for camp.
* With school out, it's possible for your child to have more visits with their family. This
may be something for which you can advocate.
* Is your child taking any trips with their foster family? You can help make sure that the foster family has gotten the proper DFCS approval and that he/she has the appropriate
clothing and other things that the child might need, such as a swimsuit.
* Summer gives you the opportunity to see your child in many different settings. Use this occasion to find new ways to learn about your child, and how you can best help them.
* Summer is also a good time to transition back home or to a new placement. This way, the child will have a consistent school setting next year. You can help make sure all of your child's paperwork is in to start a new school next year.
* Does your child take medication specifically for school, such as meds for ADD? Will they continue to take this over the summer? If not, transitioning off of meds can lead to behavior issues and stress. You can help make sure the child and family have a support system to handle this transition.
We hope all your CASA children have a great summer!