What is C.A.S.T. and how can it help me?
The purpose of the C.A.S.T. is to provide support, assistance, advocacy and information to foster and kinship caregivers under assessment for allegations of abuse and/or non-compliance during the assessment process.
C.A.S.T. Representatives are foster and kinship caregivers who have special training and knowledge about the process involved when an allegation is made.
You can find a C.A.S.T rep by clicking on the button below, or you can contact our office Monday – Friday 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM at 1-800-667-2372 to be matched with a C.A.S.T rep in your area.
C.A.S.T. representatives are familiar with foster and kinship care policies, all kinds of investigations and the procedures that investigators will follow. They are committed to helping you work with investigators; they will provide support, clarify issues and ensure that you are provided with the information pertaining to your assesment and its results, in a reasonable length of time.
C.A.S.T. representatives sign an oath of confidentiality and will keep anything you tell them about your situation private. Your case will not be discussed with your district/local association of the AFKA. Team members will not ask you to disclose guilt or innocence as they can be subpoenaed to testify in court.
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Are you a support worker who knows an experienced foster or kinship caregiver who you think would be great in providing support to other caregivers and their families, when dealing with the turmoil caused by an allegation? Then WE want to hear from YOU!