Category Archives: General

  1. Adoption in the U.S.

    November is National Adoption Month, and to honor this special time, we’re sharing this helpful infographic. We hope this graphic will help you understand more about the adoption process and adoption in general. Here at Child Advocates we’re dedicated to finding children safe and appropriate homes in Indianapolis. We use community volunteers to help represent the best…

  2. Attorneys Only – Volunteer Training Class

      Child Advocates will host an Attorney Only – ONE DAY – CASA Volunteer training on Tuesday, December 5th from 1:00PM-7:30PM. The training will be held at Child Advocates office in suite 150. 6 hours of CLE is pending and the class is free for attorneys who complete it and volunteer with Child Advocates for…

  3. CASA Volunteers Make a Difference

    Tania “In my service as a CASA, I have learned to persevere and take challenges head-on,” Tania said. “As much as I have learned what my case child is capable of, I have also learned what I am capable of.” Tania Jabour, a Humanities instructor at High Tech High, became a CASA volunteer when she…

  4. Why Halloween can be Overwhelming for Foster Kids

    I think most of the American public has seen It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, right? It’s a Halloween tradition in our house. This cartoon features a boy named Linus, who is convinced that a fictional entity called The Great Pumpkin is going to show up in the middle of a pumpkin patch and shower…

  5. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Tyler.

    The following story is true; though names and specific details have been altered in order protect the privacy of our children. Every day in Marion County more than 10 children are victims of abuse and neglect. These are their stories. Tyler (9 years old) was in the living room playing video games alone. Tyler’s father,…

  6. Domestic Violence has Long Range Consequences

    What happens to children exposed to domestic violence? A lot–and none of it is good. Children not only watch the abuse. They hear the sounds of abuse, see the bruises, and of course, very often, they too are the victims. They are taught to keep the family secret. They suffer in silence and shame. The…

  7. Volunteer – It’s Good for Your Health!

    Volunteer – It’s Good for Your Health! When it comes to volunteering, it is true what they say: “What goes around comes around.”  It looks like the positive actions of volunteerism, comes back to the volunteer in the form of improved emotional and physical health as well as longevity. In fact, if done for the right…

  8. Melissa’s Story

    Our suffering began well before we were born. My younger siblings and I were all exposed to prenatal drug and alcohol use at birth, and each of us suffered the long-term effects. My sister and I were born with severe cleft palates leading to speech disabilities; my younger sister was born without arches on her…

  9. 8 Ways to Help Foster Children in School

     School. For so many children, it is a place of learning, of laughter, and a place to make friends and form relationships. Not so for children in foster care. It is a very difficult place, where academic failure and behavior problems are the norm.   For your child from foster care to truly have a…

  10. Meet CASA Volunteer, Sue Kobets

    When Sue Kobets became a CASA volunteer in 2010, she says she’d had her fill of board positions and wanted to find a volunteer opportunity that would allow her to directly serve children. Although she worked full time and was a busy mom raising a large family, she decided she could take on one CA…

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