CASA: Your Foster Parenting Prerequisite

CASA: Your Foster Parenting Prerequisite

May 01 2018

May is National Foster Care Month. If you’re considering becoming a foster parent…thank you! We always need more people in Austin willing to open their homes to kids during a family’s time of need. But becoming a foster parent is a huge step, and not everyone is ready to dive right in.

If that’s where you’re at, consider volunteering with CASA first! Think of CASA as a “prereq” for becoming a foster parent. Today we wanted to explore the lessons that volunteering with CASA can teach you about being a great foster parent. Read More

CASA’s Roundup of Superhero Summer Blockbusters

CASA’s Roundup of Superhero Summer Blockbusters

Apr 27 2018

It’s already proving to be a great year for superhero movies with the release of Marvel’s Black Panther in February, which means we’re excited to have CASA Superhero Run registration open for our 2018 race on September 16 and begin thinking about our costumes! Beginning with today’s release of Avengers: Infinity War, here’s a list of the remaining superhero films scheduled for release before the 2018 CASA Superhero Run to get you pumped up for race day! Read More

Can I volunteer with CASA while having a full-time job?

Can I volunteer with CASA while having a full-time job?

Apr 24 2018

Many potential volunteers ask us, “What all is involved with being a CASA volunteer?” and while the answer varies from case to case, a typical volunteer spends roughly 15-20 hours per month advocating for a child in their community. Although dedicating over 15 hours to this volunteer opportunity can be seen as a potential deterrent to those with full-time jobs, it is absolutely possible to manage and excel at both simultaneously. Read More

A Thank-You to CASA Volunteers

A Thank-You to CASA Volunteers

Apr 19 2018

Here at CASA, we ask a lot of our volunteers. From maintaining their role as a stable adult in a child’s life to inputting calls and emails into our database, the day-to-day requirements of CASA volunteers are extensive. We at CASA of Travis County are incredibly grateful that so many wonderful adults in our community have embraced this volunteer opportunity with poise and passion. Read More

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Know The Facts & Signs

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Know The Facts & Signs

Apr 17 2018

One in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. The magnitude of the problem is not fully grasped by the public due to the fact that only a third of child sexual abuse cases are identified, and even fewer are reported. By educating yourself on the facts and possible signs, you can help to prevent child sexual abuse and increase the incidence of reporting. Read More