Tag Archives: child advocates

  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Thank You Superheroes

     2017 Child Advocates Superhero Run Results – https://131events.com/running-event-results/2017-casa-superhero-run/ Photos – http://www.131racephotos.com/2017-Event-Photos/Child-Advocates-Superhero-Run/ Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, contributed and/or sponsored the event. You are all truly superheroes to our children. We can’t thank you enough for all of your wonderful support. For 35 years Child Advocates has provided hope and help to more than 100,000 Marion…

  6. Superhero Run – Race Details

    2017 Superhero Run – Saturday June 24th at Fort Harrison State Park. WE ARE INSIDE THE PARK THIS YEAR – NEW COURSE! Please DO NOT drive into the park. Parking address and information is included below. It’s here! It’s here! We’re ready – you’re ready ….now let us give you the details: Online registration will…

  7. Gaining Ground by Letting Go

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! Many of us were taught that a key to success is tenacity. But 18-year-old-Savanna says that her secret to moving forward was giving up. Savanna assumed the role of a parent at a very early age. Her mother—consumed by her addiction to alcohol and drugs—was seldom…

  8. 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…

  9. Staff Advocate goes on Fantastic Voyage

    For almost 10 years, Staff Advocate Andrea Manning- Dudley has been serving foster youth in Indianapolis. She was recently a recipient of the United Way Renewal Grant which goes to individuals who have been working in social work for 8+ years. As part of her renewal grant, Andrea went on the Tom Joyner Cruise –…

  10. 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…

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