I've been involved with CASA and the child welfare system for 20 years and have gobs of experience and training, but for some reason I'm stuck on how I can best reach and support a specific teen. His current CASA had to leave his case after 3 years -- the only stable and consistent support this teen has known. Multiple caseworkers and placements, you know the story. This teen will most likely emancipate in 3 years. I supervise the case and know the teen, but he's completely shut down right now and those walls are back up. His entire family has abandoned him so I'm not surprised this is his safe self-protect place, but I sincerely want to encourage him not to lose hope and recognize that he's extremely capable and I'm here to help him. I know that my actions in time will show him this, but I just feel like there's something more I should do. Any thoughts? Despite all he's been through and all the losses, he shows resilience that many struggle with and I want him to know he'll always have support and he's worthy.