Tag Archives: Children’s Rights

  1. Educational Advocacy – Tips to Help Advocate for Foster Kids in School

    August usually means two things to a child – summer is almost over and the first day of school is right around the corner. For the children we serve at Child Advocates, school can be a huge challenge. Consistency isn’t always a given. Often our kids are starting new schools and possibly moving to new…

  2. Foster Care to Fashionista. The Power of Perseverance.

    Ebony was four years old when the red convertible pulled up to her house and a lady from the Department of Child Services took her away from her home. This would be the first of many times when Ebony and her sisters would be separated from their parents and each other while being placed in…

  3. The Best Decision I Ever Made

    Like most of us, Faith leads a busy life. Business appointments, errands, and family responsibilities can stretch Judy to the limit. Some may balk at the busy pace, but it does not bother Faith. She is used to the mileage and the challenges of a busy life. She is a mother, a grandmother, a business…

  4. Summer in Foster Care

    Finally, the end of the school year, it’s summertime! Childhood summers prompt memories of the beach, heading off to summer camp and playing outside with friends until dinner. Summer days should be for making lifelong, cherished memories. When you live in foster care, however, just because the school year ends, does not mean that your…

  5. Indianapolis Child Advocates Undoing Racism Program Expands

    The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, presented Child Advocates with a $100,000 grant on to support capacity expansion of the Undoing Racism Workshop in Central Indiana. In 2010, Child Advocates began a partnership with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond to begin addressing the disproportionate percentage of African American children in the Marion County…

  6. Meet Jayne Thorne, CASA Volunteer and Activist

    Jayne has always had a passion for children. She first heard about Child Advocates when she attended an Undoing Racism Speaker Series. Later she said, “I kept seeing ads about Child Advocates and what they were doing.” That combined with Jayne’s passion for race studies, race relations and diversity drew her to being a CASA…

  7. CASA Reward: Seeing a Child Reach Their Fullest Potential

    CASA Reward: Seeing a Child Reach Their Fullest Potential Jacky is one of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children’s most tenured advocates – fighting for children’s rights for over eight years. She loves being a CASA. She loves that being a CASA allows her to use her knowledge as a school guidance counselor, but it also…

  8. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Jacob.

    Growing up, Jacob experienced physical and emotional abuse. After being removed from his home, he switched living arrangements and schools multiple times. He had very little support as he tried to navigate and adapt to each new living situation. Much of the time he felt alone and apathetic—especially about school. Jacob’s grades began slipping. He…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…