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CASA Anti-Trafficking Initiative

Teen girl alone

By Leslie Allen We are beginning our 2nd year of our Anti-Trafficking Initiative, and I want to thank you all for your support and enthusiasm in working to end this horrific abuse of the children in our community. We are active members of The Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team, the Montgomery County Coalition Against Human… Read more »

Collaborative Family Engagement: Genograms (Family Tree Mapping)

Family Engagment

By Leslie Allen We are well into our 4th year of using Collaborative Family Engagement to engage support networks for our CASA kids. As many of you are aware, Charlotte Tabarini and Jane Funke have volunteered their time and talents on many projects. This includes numerous hours on Family Engagement. Both are still heavily involved… Read more »

Meet John, a CASA Child Advocates Volunteer

Thinking of volunteering to become a CASA Advocate? Just found out about CASA and what to learn more about what we do? Advocates play an important role in helping abused and neglected child in need by providing them with a voice and looking out for their best interests. Often, CASA volunteers say they started out… Read more »

Crisp Apples in the Fall and the Importance of Connections

By Ann McAlpin, Executive Director Last week I went to Minnesota for the wedding of my first cousin once removed. I kind of got roped into this by my sister, who promised me crisp fall air, apples right off the tree, and the world’s best, most creamy straight-from-the-cow ice cream. It wasn’t quite like that… Read more »

Help Our County’s Most Vulnerable Children on #GivingTuesday

With the holidays rapidly approaching, the season for giving has begun. Everyone is familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, how many know what Giving Tuesday is? It is a movement to create a national day of giving. Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and this year occurs on November 28th. In… Read more »

Helpful Resources and Links for Flood Victims | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County

This post provides some of the links and resources that we have pulled together to help flood victims in Montgomery County and the greater Houston area. DOWNLOAD. GENERAL FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION Flooding Safety Guide: https://www.directline.com/home-cover/minimise-flood-damage Flood Planning & Preparation: http://www.polygongroup.com/resources/flood-preparation-planning/ Montgomery County and Greater Houston Area Greater Houston Resources: Houston Food Bank – Agency Locator: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/agency-locator/ Shelter… Read more »

How to Train a Child for a 5K Run

A great way to spend time with your child and practice a more active lifestyle in the process is running together. The rewards are actually triple fold—this sport offers a long-term chance to bond! Many parents are looking for a means to become closer with their children. Working toward a common goal is a definite… Read more »

Urgent Call for New Volunteers to Become Advocates

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is in urgent need of new volunteers to serve as Advocates for children in foster care who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. As of June 26th, CASA had already received cases involving 604 children for the year.  CASA is already above the total… Read more »

Father’s Day: Kids Need Positive Role Models in Their Lives

By Ann McAlpin Executive Director, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Great dads make the world go ‘round. I know because I had one. When we were little, my dad danced me on his shoes. He took me to the pool every Sunday and cheered when I swam a lap or did an underwater somersault. He… Read more »