Caden's mother was unable to care for him due to severe mental illness, but lots of other people were willing to step up. For his Dallas CASA volunteer Megan, the question was "What was in Caden's best interest?"
For Danielle, foster care felt like a merry-go-round she could not get off. From the ages of 10 to 15, she moved 10 times. Each move meant a new home, new school, new therapist, new friends and new rules. Until, finally, one day she told her Dallas CASA volunteer Diane what she wanted.
First-grader Bonnie was scared to go to school, but Dallas CASA volunteers Linda and Kim helped her focus on her future.
Educational advocacy can mean a lot of different things for the children served by Dallas CASA. One child might need reading support while another would benefit from classroom accommodations, but where do you start? Dallas CASA's Nicole Bienusa offers tips for advocates serving children as they return to school this fall.
Five-year-old Aaron loved school, but due to neglect he was behind academically, socially and emotionally. Together, his CASA volunteer, teachers, therapists, placement and others came together to try to get Aaron the support he needed to thrive in the classroom.