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November 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Becky Clausi

We invite you to meet Becky Clausi, nominated by Case Supervisor Erica Avedikian. “Becky epitomizes child advocacy,” Erica said. “She works tirelessly to understand all facets of a case. The children in her cases absolutely love her, and their parents, placements, and family members trust her because she puts so much effort into getting to… Read more »

A Message from the President & CEO: November 2022

By Ann Marie Ronsman, President & CEO | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I like that it brings to the front of your mind all the blessings in life that we so often take for granted. Childhood Memories I have memories of the feasts made from scratch by my… Read more »

The Heart of CASA: November 2022

The Heart of CASA is a new series to highlight the aspects of our volunteer work. Advocacy for a child in care covers several activities from court hearings to visits with a child to conversations with parents. Each month, we’ll share a story of a small moment from one of our cases that exemplifies what… Read more »

Trauma-Informed Montgomery County Task Force Holds Childhood Trauma Impact Conference in Conroe

Community conference examines effects of childhood trauma, explores solutions The Trauma-Informed Montgomery County Task Force hosted the first Childhood Trauma Impact (CTI) Conference for more than 300 community and state leaders on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. The one-day conference at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center in Conroe featured five innovative sessions led by… Read more »

Program Notes: November 2022

I love this time of year when the days get cooler (well, cooler for Texas!), and the holidays are just around the corner. November always makes me reflect on what I am thankful for. First and foremost, I’m grateful to live in Montgomery County and have the opportunity to stand beside the most amazing CASA… Read more »

November 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Kristina Harris

We invite you to meet Kristina Harris, nominated by Case Supervisor Mike Quinn. “Kristina joined CASA as an Advocate earlier this year,” Mike said. “She is already on her second case. She is putting her heart and soul into an extremely complicated and difficult case.” We asked Kristina to share her experiences as an Advocate…. Read more »

October 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Mark Fincher

We invite you to meet Mark Fincher, nominated by Case Supervisor Mike Quinn. “Mark has been an Advocate for more than six years,” Mike said. “In that time, he’s had eight cases from babies to teens. Where Mark especially shines is with adolescent and teenage boys—his empathy and understanding are beyond measure. He connects with… Read more »

Cornhole Tournament Raises More Than $62,000 for Abused, Neglected Children

Inaugural CASA Cornament benefits children in foster care CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County held their first-ever “CASA Cornament”, or cornhole tournament, on Sunday, September 25, 2022. More than 250 tournament players and guests gathered at Southern Star Brewing Company in Conroe for an afternoon of fun and friendly competition. Presented by Chesmar Homes, the… Read more »

September 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Cheryl Baehr

We invite you to meet Cheryl Baehr, nominated by Case Supervisor Kristy O’Neal. “Cheryl has been with us since 2014 and has been assigned to 12 cases,” Kristy said. “She is especially strong in educational and medical advocacy, which is sometimes hard for Advocates. She is consistent in meeting her minimum expectations without reminders. Cheryl… Read more »

The Training Spot: September 2022

new classes introduced in fall CASA of Montgomery County welcomed 10 new Advocates in August! One of the key sound bites from our Advocate training is “the heart of every element of our advocacy is based on building relationships.” We recognize some relationships are healthier than others when we enter them. Our intent as child… Read more »