As an Irish gal, I’m always happy to see St. Patrick’s Day arrive! It’s the one day that everyone thinks about a heritage, or perhaps their own heritage. As CASA Volunteers, we work diligently to honor the families of each child we serve through the Juvenile Justice Dependency Court. As we interview potential applicants, or train new CASA Volunteers, it’s so important to remain strength-based in our approaches. We report to the Judges the patterns that we see in families. The great benefit of weekly contact with our children is that we get to have a lot of experiences, and eventually to build a trusting relationship. As the child begins to trust, we garner insights into their fears, their dreams, and their desires.
Thanks to all of you whom read my comments. If you would like to get more involved with our work, as a CASA Volunteer, as a party host, as a donor, or have a service to offer us, please don’t hesitate to call the CASA Offices at 661-631-CASA(2272).
Yours in Advocacy,
Executive Director, CASA of Kern County