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November Advocate Spotlight: Erica Avedikian

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This month, we invite you to meet CASA Advocate, Erica Avedikian. Nominated by her CASA Case Supervisor, Shelly Ladden, Erica was kind enough to write a few words about her experience as an Advocate. As a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, I’ve witnessed firsthand the importance of CASA in the child welfare system. An Advocate provides a… Read more »

2021 CASA Board of Directors: Officers and Members

2021 Board of Directors

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, the CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Board held its first meeting under the leadership of Board Chair, Clay McCollor, and announced its next Vice-Chair, Sandy Petermann-Williams. It was also the first Board meeting for incoming members Mark Freeman (EnerCorp), Catherine Miller, Amy Smedley (Huntsman Corporation), and Dr. Tamika Taylor… Read more »

CFE Helps Reunify Family Across State Lines

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By Jenn Engel, Training Manager, TBRI Practitioner & CFE Lead CASA became involved in a case involving a two-year-old and a one-year old in July of 2021, even before the first scheduled Adversary hearing.  It was a unique situation where the mother and children were here from another state. Due to limited information, the COVID-19 … Read more »

Program Notes: October 2021

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By Marilyn McQueeney, CASA Program Director I love this time of year when the days start to be a bit cooler and we head into the holidays. At CASA, this is the time of year we close out one program year and start a new one. Amazing work was done for the children in Montgomery… Read more »

A Message from the Executive Director – October 2021

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Happy fall, y’all… Can a Wisconsinite say that? What an exciting time it is at CASA. We are very privileged to be continuing to expand our Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Coaching for parents, placements, and caregivers. The purpose of the TBRI Coaching is to equip parents and caregivers with strategies to proactively meet a… Read more »

September Advocate Spotlight: Ed Felman

This month, we invite you to meet CASA Advocate, Ed Felman. Thanks so much to Ed for taking the time to answer a few questions for us. Ed was nominated by his CASA Case Supervisor, Melissa Anderson, who shared the following about Ed and his advocacy efforts: “Ed became a CASA Advocate at the very beginning… Read more »

August Advocate Spotlight: Katherine Orr

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This month, we invite you to meet CASA Advocate, Katherine Orr. Katherine was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions for us recently. Katherine was nominated by her CASA Case Supervisor, Jennifer Reitmeyer, who shared the following about Katherine’s advocacy efforts: “Katherine has always connected with the kids and the families. She… Read more »

How CFE Brought a Father and Daughter Together

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By a CASA Advocate in Montgomery County, Texas Building Support Systems CFE (Collaborative Family Engagement) works. A case that recently closed began with the emergency removal of a young girl from the biological parent due to neglect. Fortunately, the child was placed with a relative close by.  The father was unknown at the time, and… Read more »

A Message from the Executive Director – August 2021

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By Ann Marie Ronsman, Executive Director | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Back to School for kids in care Summer is drawing to a close and children are heading back to school in just a few short weeks. As a mom, this is always a bittersweet time. I look forward to the adventures my… Read more »