Author Archives: National CASA

My Journey from Pain and Fear to Love and Hope

Thank you to Charlene, a former CASA child from Texas, for telling her story in this guest post, and to Miss Belle, for all she did to help Charlene and her sister find their stable and loving “forever” home. When … Continue reading

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I Am the Reason You Should Never Give Up on a Child

Thank you to Jackie Davis, former foster youth and current college student at the University of North Texas, for sharing his story with us at the 2014 National CASA Conference and in this guest blog post.  I’d like to share … Continue reading

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Youth Speak: Financial Well-Being and Vulnerability

May is National Foster Care Month. We invited members of the CASA community to author articles on issues that affect the well-being of children and youth in foster care. In this guest blog post, FosterClub—the national network of young people … Continue reading

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Building on Normalcy in Florida

May is National Foster Care Month. We invited members of the CASA community to author articles on issues that affect the well-being of children and youth in foster care.  In this guest blog post, Alan Abramowitz, the executive director of … Continue reading

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Changing a Child’s Life…and My Own

Thank you to Elaine Leist, volunteer with CASA Kane County, Geneva, IL, for writing this guest post. People like to say that things happen for a reason. Sometimes I think they are consoling themselves, putting a positive spin on an … Continue reading

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