What do Advocates do?
Join us for an information session every Wednesday at noon on our CASA CTA Facebook to find out!
Upcoming Information Sessions
“For volunteers, this pre-service training will equip you with the solid base of knowledge you need to powerfully and compassionately advocate for a child that has been abused or neglected. In addition to gaining an understanding of child protection system and the CASA volunteer role, you will also learn about trauma and resilience, efforts at improving our systems, cultural competence and much more.”-Texas CASA
September Pre-service training
- September 10th: Pre-service Training in-person at the CASA office, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- September 17th: Pre-Service Training over ZOOM, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- September 22nd: Pre-Service Training over ZOOM, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- September 24th: Pre-Service Training over ZOOM, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- October 2nd: Court Observation at the CASA office, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
October pre-service training
CASA Book club: ‘before we were yours’
“In Before We Were Yours, author Lisa Wingate explores the lives of families generations apart that are connected by a heartbreaking thread of history and tragedy. In 1939, Rill Foss, only twelve years old, must fend for herself and her siblings after they are taken to an orphanage. At the mercy of a cruel director and the adults in her life, Rill attempts to keep her siblings together and safe. In the present day, privileged young woman, Avery Stafford, has a chance encounter that leaves her questioning her family’s history and the reality of her birth.
Before We Were Yours is based on the heartbreaking true scandal of Georgia Tann, a woman whose Memphis adoption center kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families. It became a multi-week USA Today bestseller. Authors praised the novel for its “heart-racing” and shocking tale of struggle, hope, and redemption.”