Raising Awareness for Vulnerable Children

CASA staff holding Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

CASA Library: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

By Rebecca Kalman-WInston | July 15, 2022

Our team at Henrico CASA loves to read… and there’s no better time to read than the summer! In upcoming weeks we’ll be highlighting some of our recent favorites in the hopes that you will enjoy the themes and connections to our work as child advocates. Synopsis Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he…

Kristin holding Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

CASA Library: Behind Closed Doors

By Kristin Blalock | July 7, 2022

Our team at Henrico CASA loves to read… and there’s no better time to read than the summer! In upcoming weeks we’ll be highlighting some of our recent favorites in the hopes that you will enjoy the themes and connections to our work as child advocates. Synopsis Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace…

Jeannine holding Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown

CASA Library: Atlas of the Heart

By Jeannine Panzera | June 29, 2022

Our team at Henrico CASA loves to read… and there’s no better time to read than the summer! In upcoming weeks we’ll be highlighting some of our recent favorites in the hopes that you will enjoy the themes and connections to our work as child advocates. Synopsis If we want to find the way back…

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CASA Builds Resilience

By Kristin Blalock | June 24, 2022

Our vision at Henrico CASA is for children to live in safe and stable homes. Really, we wish for more than just that baseline for each child. We want them to have the opportunity to thrive – to develop, to flourish, and to succeed. In this month’s blog posts we are taking a look at…

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CASA Aids Development

By Kristin Blalock | June 17, 2022

Our vision at Henrico CASA is for children to live in safe and stable homes. Really, we wish for more than just that baseline for each child. We want them to have the opportunity to thrive – to develop, to flourish, and to succeed. In this month’s blog posts we are taking a look at…

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CASA Grows Competence in Children

By Kristin Blalock | June 10, 2022

Our vision at Henrico CASA is for children to live in safe and stable homes. Really, we wish for more than just that baseline for each child. We want them to have the opportunity to thrive – to develop, to flourish, and to succeed. In this month’s blog posts we are taking a look at…

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CASA is a Concrete Support

By Kristin Blalock | June 3, 2022

Our vision at Henrico CASA is for children to live in safe and stable homes. Really, we wish for more than just that baseline for each child. We want them to have the opportunity to thrive – to develop, to flourish, and to succeed. In this month’s blog posts we are taking a look at…

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CASA Case: Ava and Malik’s Story

By Kristin Blalock | May 28, 2022

CASA works to strengthen families. However, sometimes it isn’t safe for a child to remain with their family. This is a heartbreaking situation, because a child needs the connection and cultural identity that is most often provided by family. The instability that follows leaving one’s family can be detrimental to a child’s well-being. As a…

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Fostering Resilience

By Kristin Blalock | May 20, 2022

When we know better, we do better. So after Henrico CASA volunteers participate in pre-service training, they grow knowledge and skills through ongoing continuing education opportunities. This month, we watched the Resilience documentary together. The film explains the biology of stress and the science of hope. It’s message is highly relevant to our work as…

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Support Foster Families

By Kristin Blalock | May 14, 2022

Foster parents and their families make a significant commitment to help children who need a home. Their home will undoubtedly experience some upheaval. Afterall, they are walking with a child during a very challenging time. They open their doors to trauma and hurt, hopeful that the stability and security they offer makes a difference. And…