Tag Archives: CASA

  1. Our Kids. Our Cases. Ruby & Dylan.

    The following story is true; though names and specific details have been altered in order protect the privacy of our children. Every day in Indianapolis more than 10 children are victims of abuse and neglect. These are their stories. Ruby and Dylan Simpson do a lot of home school activities and outings, but the educational…

  2. Hank, the CASA Volunteer

    Hank greets everyone with a big, welcoming smile and sparkling blue eyes. His presence is comforting, and that is especially important because Hank is a CASA volunteer who speaks on behalf of children living in the foster care system. Children living in foster care have experienced traumatizing abuse or neglect. A comforting, consistent, caring adult,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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,…

  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. From Victim to Victorious

    Six years ago, Dashun Jackson was a boy in need of a voice. After years of abuse at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend, he had many physical and emotional scars, including what he describes as an inability to talk with men. Today, Dashun is not only confidently representing himself—as a junior in…