CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system.
During #NationalReunificationMonth and just after #FathersDay, we're sharing our favorite reunification with dad stories on the blog today!
"The most important work we do throughout these cases is ensuring that everything is going to be safe and in the child’s best interest." Check out our favorite family reunification stories as part of #NationalReunificationMonth!…
Happy #SuperSaturday! We encourage you to be whatever kind of superhero you want to at the 9.15.19 CASA Superhero Run! We even offer an "Original Superhero" category in the costume contest to show off your creativity.
From @Whentheyseeus to @SesameStreet, we're talking film and books we're into this June on today's blog:
As we wrap up May and #NationalFosterCareMonth, we wanted to highlight one of our favorite partners in supporting children in the foster care system, @FosterAngels! Read more on our blog:
This year on #InternationalDayOfFamilies, we’re taking a moment to shed light on what family looks like for the kids we serve at CASA.…
From Avengers: Endgame to Dawnland, check out what CASA staff are raving about this May!
Former foster care youth graduation rates are low via @thedailytexan
'Shazam!': The superhero film revolutionizing how we see foster care via @CNN
Volunteering with CASA When You Have Kids of Your Own
Today, some members of our staff would like to express gratitude and admiration for the work that our volunteer advocates do every day to make children’s lives better!
From Foster Care To Spelman: Graduating Senior Tiana Barnwell Shares Her Story Of Determination via @Essence
"A study recently released called 'To the public, nothing was wrong with me' looks at how teens become a risk factor for sex trafficking, how they exit the life and how they re-enter into trafficking and/or other exploitative situations." via @KVUE
Spring hath sprung upon us, and we can’t think of any better way to celebrate the sunshine than staying indoors to binge Netflix shows and catch up on good reads! Without further ado, here are some recommendations we at CASA are raving about right now.
How I Made It: From Foster Kid to Judge via @WBEZ
Persistence Is Often Key To Getting Needed Identification For Foster Youth via @TexasStandard
Texas focused more on fighting lawsuit than fixing foster care, child welfare advocates say via @dallasnews
How Tech Should Be (and is) Changing Child Welfare
Abused Wolves And Troubled Teens Find Solace In Each Other via @NPR
RT @JudgeAurora: Honored to swear in 35 new @CASATravis Volunteers tonight! Always proud to see the community step up for our foster childr…
Report: Texas foster kids left in psychiatric hospitals for weeks or months via @statesman
The Crime of Parenting While Poor via @newrepublic
Can an Algorithm Tell When Kids Are in Danger? via @nytimes
If you're interested in giving more back to the community, consider becoming a CASA volunteer! Learn more at #AmplifyATX #AmplifyAustin #hereforkids
With your help, and thanks to our generous matching donor, we've raised $85,270 for kids during Amplify Austin! Thank you for being #hereforkids! #AmplifyATX #AmplifyAustin
Don't be late to donate during Amplify Austin! You have an hour left to be #hereforkids by donating at #AmplifyATX #AmplifyAustin
22 volunteers finished training last night. That means at least 22 children will have someone by their side as they navigate the foster care system. Thank you for being #hereforkids in our community ✨ You can help even more children by donating at
Board member Lee Potts and Jessica Blacklock of @PottsBlacklock are #hereforkids ✨ You still have time to donate and double your gift at #AmplifyAustin #AmplifyATX
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Board member Yolanda Conyers and CASA volunteer Chris Conyers are both #hereforkids ✨ You can help give kids the powerful voice of a CASA volunteer by donating during Amplify Austin! #AmplifyATX #AmplifyAustin
Your support + 736 volunteers + 62 staff = 1,811 children helped in 2018. Help us help hundreds more still in need. Donate today during #AmplifyATX and be #hereforkids at #AmplifyAustin
Use your platform to help kids! Post a photo with the hashtag #hereforkids and mention @CASATravis to automatically secure $50 for CASA through our social match (up to $10,000) during Amplify Austin! 🐴 #AmplifyATX #AmplifyAustin
Last year, your gift during Amplify Austin helped give more than 1,800 kids the dedicated advocacy of CASA. You can help us serve even more kids by donating right now at #hereforkids #AmplifyATX #AmplifyAustin
Kids can't do it alone. Be #hereforkids today by donating at Your gift will be doubled! #AmplifyATX #AmplifyAustin
Today is your chance to be #hereforkids in the foster care system during Amplify Austin! Your gift will be doubled up to our $40,000 goal! #AmplifyATX #AmplifyAustin
Amp up your voice during Amplify Austin by using your platform to help kids in foster care! Simply post a photo with the hashtag #hereforkids and mention @CASATravis to secure $50 for CASA through our social match ✨ Learn more at #AmplifyAustin
Kids can't do it alone, so don't forget to put a note in your calendar for Amplify Austin, starting tomorrow at 6 pm! With your help, we can work to make sure all children have the powerful voice of a CASA volunteer. Be #hereforkids by donating at
RT @dmschaffner: Can’t wait to see how it turns out! Lots of great different kinds of opportunities to help out your neighbors! Check out @…
LGBTQ youths have poorer outcomes in child welfare system via @KXAN_News
'YES' Mentoring Program aims to drive down Texas human trafficking stats via @KVUE
Foster Care in Texas Engenders Soaring Teen Pregnancy Rates via @npquarterly
Lifetimes: Foster mom helped give a healthy start to 106 babies over four decades of caring via @WR_Record
No need to break your New Year’s Resolution for this indulgence—just sit back and enjoy our vegan, paleo, gluten-free, Whole 30 approved, free-range, incredibly sumptuous recs this January!
Programs In Dallas And Williamson Counties Offer Young Offenders An Alternative To Incarceration via @KUT
'I have a name now...I have parents,' teen says in viral Texas adoption story via @mySA
RT @dmschaffner: All trained up to spot your bids at CASAblanca for @CASATravis on 2/2! I’ll need some comfy shoes....surely there’s a blac…
Doing our part to honor the work of the thesaurus to broaden our vocabulary, we're taking a look at our name today: Court Appointed Special Advocates. What do these 4 words really mean? Let’s see what the thesaurus can tell us. #NationalThesaurusDay
From baby bottles to graduation caps, age definitely affects how CASA advocates in the courtroom for kids in the child welfare system.
Treat yo'self to a warm cookie (or twelve) from @tiffstreats during their charity cookie competition! Use "CASA2019" at checkout in the charity promo code box and 10% of sales will be donated to give more children the powerful voice of a CASA volunteer.…
To Get Mental Health Help For A Child, Desperate Parents Relinquish Custody via @NPR
Commentary: Texas must stop the cycle that feeds child sex trafficking via @statesman
Grandparents raising grandkids say they need more help from Washington state via @seattletimes
January is #NewYearsResolutions month at CASA of Travis County. Will you help us achieve our resolution to advocate for 2,000 kids in the foster care system in 2019? via @nytimes
Meet Volunteer Advocates Jennifer Deegan and Zach Richards
Austin agencies aim to end youth homelessness by 2020 via @KVUE
Following the Yellow Brick Road to Adoption Day!
A Picture on a Fridge, Una Foto en la Ofrenda
Domestic Violence Awareness Hasn’t Caught Up With #MeToo. Here’s Why. via @nytimes
What’s Hindering Most Youth in Foster Care From Studying After High School? via @YouthToday
Federal judge in Texas strikes down Indian Child Welfare Act @TexasTribune
Families in #ATX have a new place to come together and support each other on a path to prosperity, thanks to @FIINational. Find out more: @MSDF_Foundation
Happy World Smile Day! Our Child Advocacy Specialists are celebrating by sharing some of their most smile-worthy moments of volunteers' advocacy for the children they serve.
Diving into CASA’s Family Engagement Program
350 Separated Foster Siblings Reunite for Special Visit to Disneyland: 'Best Day Ever' via @people
From This Is Us to photos from the CASA Superhero Run, check out what CASA staff are buzzing about this September!
The Incredibles made an appearance at the CASA Supehero Run! 😎#SuperheroRun
Giving City: Nonprofit launches an uncommon approach to child welfare @statesman
From foster child to beacon of hope to others lost in system of despair via @orlandosentinel
RT @BDOEROCKS: Ready to do something extraordinary for a #CentralTexas youth going through the foster care system? Get registered for the #…
Why We Ask for 39 Hours of Intensive Training
Advocating for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: A Conversation with PFLAG
Foster Parents Often Struggle To Find Doctors To Treat The Kids In Their Care via @NPR
How a company’s refusal to cover medical costs is hurting sick foster kids in Texas via @dallasnews
It's a bird...It's a plane...It's Super Armadillo! Learn how to make a Central Texas themed superhero mask just in time for the CASA Superhero Run on our blog:
Congratulations Dionn and thank you so much for taking your next case!! You are a superhero!…
RT @Do512Family: One of our favorite annual events, the @CASATravis SuperHero Run, is coming up on Sept 16. Register the whole family to ru…
Our judge just brought this up again at our Swearing-In Ceremony tonight!…
Surrogate Parenting: Next level educational advocacy
Pop-Up Birthday Makes Memorable Celebrations for Foster Kids via @TexasStandard
National Book Lovers Day: CASA’s Top Reads
Meet Our 2018 CASA Superhero Run Kid’s Council Members!
The State of America’s Foster Care Students: How the Every Student Succeeds Act Is Designed to Better Understand and Support These 430,000 Kids
Back to school: Where to donate school supplies, how to receive donated supplies via @austin360
What toxic stress does to a child’s brain — and how to heal it via @Salon
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