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CASA Child Advocates Announces TBRI® Director

Jennifer Reitmeyer
Jennifer Reitmeyer, TBRI® Director

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Reitmeyer to the role of TBRI® Director. In her new position, Reitmeyer will lead the organization’s efforts in trauma-informed care initiatives and community education.

Reitmeyer volunteered for CASA as an Advocate for six years before joining the staff as a Case Supervisor in 2017. She attended training and became a Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Practitioner in 2018. TBRI® is a methodology developed and facilitated by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU. In 2022, Reitmeyer assumed the role of TBRI® Manager at CASA. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University.

“Jennifer has been an invaluable member of our team, and we are thrilled to have her lead our TBRI® program,” said Ann Marie Ronsman, President and CEO of CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County. “Her passion for helping children and families in need is evident in everything she does. We are confident that she will continue to make a positive impact on our community.”

A new initiative of CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, the Community Education Division provides training and resources to schools, government agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations and other groups on the topic of childhood trauma and Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®). The division’s goal is to empower individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills necessary to help children overcome the effects of trauma and build healthy relationships. Through the Community Education Division’s trainings, CASA aims to create a community that is informed, compassionate and committed to the well-being of all children.

“I am thrilled to take on this new role as TBRI® Director at CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County,” said Reitmeyer. “I look forward to leading our efforts in trauma-informed education and outreach to those who need it most. Together with our team of dedicated volunteers and staff, I am confident that we can help create a brighter future for all children.”

As TBRI® Director, Reitmeyer will lead the 14-member TBRI Team at CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, which trains volunteer Advocates and community partners on the principles and strategies of Trust-Based Relational Intervention®. She will also continue to coach families in crisis to connect with and disarm fear in their children.

Reitmeyer and her husband, Jay, live in Montgomery and share three grown children and two dogs.

For more information about the Community Education Division, visit https://casaspeaks4kids.com/community-education/ or call (936) 441-5437.