Tag Archives: child abuse

  1. 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,…

  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. #GivingTuesday with Child Advocates

    On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 charities, families, businesses and communities around the world come together for a common purpose: to celebrate and encourage generosity. As part of this movement, we kindly ask you that you consider supporting us through #GivingTuesday. On behalf of the children we serve here at Child Advocates, we’re asking you to…

  4. 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…

  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. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Jenny

    At only two weeks old, baby Jenny suffered a severe stroke due to an untreated illness, causing permanent brain damage and the need for lifelong medical care. At home with her mother, Jenny did not receive the specialized medical care she needed. Her daycare center called Child Protective Services (CPS) when she was two and…

  7. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Baby Anna.

    The following stories are 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. Anna is 6 months old. She lives with her mother in a small apartment on…

  8. American Attitudes Towards Child Sexual Abuse

    American Attitudes Towards Child Sexual Abuse Infographic

    You may have seen that we recently released a landmark survey gauging American attitudes towards child sexual abuse (CSA). Starting this week, we’re going to have a 3-week blog series unpacking the results of this significant survey. This week we’re focusing on the disconnect between Americans’ recognition of a problem, and the perceived lack of…

  9. 8 Myths About Child Abuse

    Sad young girl

    Each year more than 500,000 children in the United States are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect through no fault of their own. They are victims of violence, or psychological or sexual abuse. Most have been neglected, and some have even been abandoned by their parents. Here we debunk eight common myths…