Advocates for Higher Education

Woman holding folders and binder, blog header

An advocate is defined as one who pleads on someone else’s behalf. This appeal or petition for another can be in many forms. There are macro-level advocates, such as those who advocate for large scale reform, and micro-level advocates, such as those who speak up for individuals. Court Appointed Special Advocates primarily focus on the…

Read More

Back to School with CASA

children with backpacks running toward camera, blog header

With a new school year, the possibilities and opportunities are endless. Unfortunately, for some students, the challenges may also feel endless. That is why CASA volunteers encourage the children we serve to share their feelings about the new school year. We want to process the challenges together. Since educators are vital to a child’s development,…

Read More

CASA’s Call to Action: Support Families

As friends and neighbors, we should work to build support systems around families.

In August, the Richmond Times Dispatch published the editorial below, written as a call to action for our community as children start returning to school this fall. Together, we can serve families, support our schools, and stop child abuse. Across our community, parents and caregivers are struggling to balance the stress of daily life alongside…

Read More

CASA Library: What Happened To You?

CASA staff holding What Happened To You by Bruce D Perry

Our team at Henrico CASA loves to read… and so do our amazing volunteer advocates! Our volunteers read MANY books as part of their continuing education. They often take the time to tell us about their favorites and how they connect to our work as child advocates. Below is a “book report” from Richard Davis,…

Read More

CASA Library: The Vanishing Half

CASA staff holding The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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 The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical.…

Read More

CASA Library: The Language of Flowers

CASA staff holding The Lanaguage of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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 The Victorian language of flowers was used to…

Read More

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

CASA staff holding Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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…

Read More

CASA Library: Behind Closed Doors

Kristin holding Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

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…

Read More

CASA Library: Atlas of the Heart

Jeannine holding Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown

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…

Read More

CASA Builds Resilience

child sitting in woman's lap, blog header

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…

Read More