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April Donor Spotlight: Michelle Little | Waste Connections

This month, we invite you to meet Michelle Little with Waste Connections. Michelle, who serves as the Executive Director – Engagement Solutions/HRIS and Women’s Network Corporate Representative, leads the coordination efforts for the Waste Connections Annual Golf Classic for Kids, of which CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County has been one of the beneficiaries since… Read more »

Meaningful Connections on the Rise

By Jenn Engel, Training Manager & CFE Lead Since 2019, in Montgomery County… Over the past two years, there has been an increase of family reunification or adoptions by relative or fictive caregivers; as well as older youth being connected with natural, caring adults because of CASA Advocates and the CFE team! One of the… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Program Updates | April 2021

By Marilyn McQueeney, CASA Child Advocates Program Director Happy Spring to you all! CASA continues to move forward in 2021. . . We are seeing double the number of children coming into care compared to this time last year. In the past six months, 160 children have come into care. In spite of all the… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Program Updates | February 2021

By Marilyn McQueeney, CASA Child Advocates Program Director Welcome new Case Supervisor, Shelly Ladden The new year has brought a number of changes to CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County. We are thrilled to welcome Shelly Ladden to our staff as a Case Supervisor. Shelly has been an Advocate with us for several years and… Read more »

Mandatory Reporting in Texas

By Linda Chilcoat, Case Supervisor & Education Team Lead | TBRI Practitioner Texas has both civil and criminal laws to protect children from abuse and neglect. If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, the law requires that you report it. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is the… Read more »

Giving Voice to Children in Care and Their Families

By Jenn Engel, Training Manager & CFE Team Lead | TBRI Practitioner Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) tools help to engage children in care and their families in a natural conversation to learn their story and to give them voice in identifying the people in their life they consider to be important. My Three Houses Here… Read more »

About the Legislative Action Team at CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County

By Susan Truscott, Case Supervisor & Legislative Action Team Staff Liaison Did you know that Texas CASA has a Public Policy Team that coordinates lobbying for Texas CASA? During the 86th Texas Legislative Session in 2019, Texas CASA tracked 227 bills, 28 of which passed. The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is now… Read more »