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

Meet Volunteer Advocate Jen Collins

Meet Volunteer Advocate Jen Collins

Apr 05 2018

“I don’t do anything. I just stay in relationships with people. The power of that is what surprises me. The power of standing in whatever you find yourself in. Just keep coming back no matter how hard it gets.” says Jen Collins. Jen has been a CASA volunteer for the last three years.

Jen has built her life around people and community. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Catholic University in Washington D.C., Jen went on to receive both a Master’s and PhD in Nursing from Baylor University and UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, respectively. Read More

The Children’s Books That Shaped and Inspired Us

The Children’s Books That Shaped and Inspired Us

Apr 02 2018

From Dr. Seuss to A Wrinkle in Time, everyone remembers their favorite books from childhood and the lessons they learned from them. On this year’s International Children’s Book Day, we’ve compiled a list of our staff’s favorite reads from when they were little.

Audrey Sherman recommends Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. "The Frog and Toad books are short stories that chronicle the adventures of two best friends, Frog and Toad. Frog and Toad have a variety of different adventures together, and the stories range from humorous to very poignant." Read More

Building Safety and Security for Kids and Volunteers

Building Safety and Security for Kids and Volunteers

Mar 21 2018

When thinking about becoming a CASA volunteer, you might take a look at the child welfare system you’ll be working in and maybe want to take a step back. Some kids have been physically abused, some families are dealing with domestic violence or substance abuse, a parent may be in jail…you may wonder if this volunteer opportunity is safe.

You’re not alone. We get this question a lot. Read More