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Children who have experienced abuse and neglect have unique needs and challenges, as do their family, friends, and caregivers.

Learn with us as we explore topics related to the well-being of these children.

Together, we can create a community that is supportive and responsive to those needs.

CASA is a Concrete Support

CASA is a Concrete Support

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...

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CASA Case: Ava and Malik’s Story

CASA Case: Ava and Malik’s Story

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...

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Fostering Resilience

Fostering Resilience

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...

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Support Foster Families

Support Foster Families

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,...

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Foster Care Awareness Resources

Foster Care Awareness Resources

May is National Foster Care Month. What better time to raise awareness of the fact that there are more than 400,000 young people currently in foster care in the United States. No matter where you are in your journey of understanding the foster care system, these...

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CASA and Foster Care

CASA and Foster Care

This opinion piece below, originally posted in the Times Opinion’s Holiday Giving Guide 2021, is a reminder that the foster care system, like all systems, is imperfect. In baring the system’s pitfalls, it highlights the need for CASA and reminds us of the vital role...

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Act

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Act

Ending child abuse globally feels like a daunting goal. That doesn’t mean there’s no where to start! As Court Appointed Special Advocates, we can stop abuse and neglect for at least one child. We do for one what we wish we could do for all.  Even if you aren’t...

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Prevention

Prevention means stopping something before it happens. Unfortunately, Court Appointed Special Advocates are only appointed to a child’s case after an allegation of abuse or neglect is made. While we aren’t able to protect a child before they are referred to us, we can...

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Facts

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Facts

In our work at CASA, we have learned that child abuse and neglect are a pattern of behavior, sometimes not overtly intentional. Child abuse and neglect are many times symptoms of a family in crisis. Families Forward VA shares similar observations when they say, “There...

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