Author Archives: National CASA

Interview with the Creator of Foster Care Film ReMoved

In this guest blog post, filmmaker Nathanael Matanick talks about his short film, ReMoved. In 13 fast-moving minutes, the film conveys the complexity of the emotions of a child in the foster care system. ReMoved has been recognized with awards at several independent … Continue reading

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Valuing Volunteers

This being National Volunteer Week, let’s ask, “what’s the value of volunteering?” The truth is this: the value of volunteering is not a dollar figure. It is impact. Continue reading

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The Most Tragic Consequence of Child Maltreatment

Looking ahead to Child Abuse Prevention Month, observed each year in April, National CASA CEO Michael Piraino discusses the effects of child maltreatment and the role that each of us can play in preventing it. Continue reading

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We Are for the Child – and the Social Worker

March is National Social Work Month. It’s a good time to honor this profession that takes on such an important and difficult task. Continue reading

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Valuing the Things Money Cannot Buy

In this guest blog post, Matthew Perkins describes the events in his life that led him to become a CASA volunteer. I like to tell people that I became a CASA volunteer because the Richland County CASA Program’s executive director—who … Continue reading

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