Book List – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Read any of these titles and write up a summary report for 2 hours of in-service training.
*Starred titles are available to borrow from the CASA office.
Abuse and Neglect
*As I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Author: Eileen Munro
A true story of neglect and abuse.
*A Child Called “It”, Author: Dave Pelzer
The true account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history.
Damaged, Author: Cathy Glass
A small girl is placed into a foster home (the author’s) and is unable to form relationships and mature due to past abuse. “I liked this book because it showed some of the results of both physical and sexual abuse on a child’s ability to grow and mature normally.”
God Must Be Sleeping, Author: Gregg Tyler Milligan
A recovery memoir in which the author draws readers into his insights and the path he traveled along the road from childhood abuse to healing and deliverance. Milligan provides readers proof that no matter what struggles afflict us, we can all emerge amazingly strong and drive headlong into the possibilities that await us.
*No Momma’s Boy, Author: Dominic Carter
TV anchor Dominic Carter recounts his story of abuse at the hands of his mother.
Dominic Carter speaks in Connecticut about his book, “No Momma’s Boy.”
You can follow newsman Dominic Carter on Twitter. Click here