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  • Kids are back in school!  Some parents have anxiously been awaiting the day they could send their children back to brick and mortar school since March.  Some parents have made the decision to home school even though they never had that in their family plan......

  • Resilience is defined as 1) the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties: toughness, and 2) the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.  We often combine the two and think of people as being able to bounce or spring back......

  • Are you feeling stuck in a rut on how you spend your family time?  In March and April when COVID-19 first had us locking ourselves inside, did you do lots of fun activities?  But now, you’ve resorted to unlimited screen time?  Maybe the extreme heat......

  • What do you celebrate?  Most of us celebrate significant events and milestones.  We celebrate births, engagements, weddings, graduations, promotions, and other major life events.  We celebrate Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving.  We recently celebrated Juneteenth more collectively than ever before and this year......

  • Every June, we celebrate National Reunification Month! Reunification is the goal of Foster Care and something CASA Advocates help their clients work towards.   When children must be removed from their families to ensure their safety, the first goal is to reunite them with their families......

  • Recently I was thinking about icebreakers… those little questions or activities used at meetings and trainings, meant to lighten the mood, build a connection, or get to know each other.  Last year when I was presenting training for a group of new CASA advocates, I......

  • What happens when the entire world is facing a pandemic crisis?  We huddle in our houses and limit all contact with others.  At CASA, we recognized quickly that we needed to be part of the solution and we stopped our in-person visits on March 13,......

  • A never-ending smile, straight-forward way of speaking, and a knack for finding the positive – that was our Suzette!  Suzette Keyser was Pulaski County CASA’s longest serving volunteer Advocate with more than 18 years of being the voice for abused and neglected children in foster......