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Peter Manuel
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Clearly the role of the CASA can be very different. Adolescents can be more articulate and self-aware, and may well be the single most important source of information on which the CASA might make recommendations. However, as we have learned, they may also be manipulative, jaded, skeptical, or even indifferent to the CASA. Ideally the adolescent regards the CASA with trust and respect, and the CASA is attentive to the child while not making false promises, being misled or taken advantage of.