From the heart - olivia's story
Launching our new blog series “From the Heart,” each month one of our staff will offer insights on their experiences advocating for children experiencing foster care.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) performs a crucial role in the life of a child in foster care. Their sole responsibility is to speak on behalf of the child – to grasp the complex and evolving details of a case and then advocate for the path of permanency in the child’s best interest. Each CASA volunteer spends long hours under difficult circumstances to understand strengths and weaknesses of those who comprise the web of people impacting the child. The CASA is part researcher, part social scientist who aims to perceive their own, and others’ biases that may cloud judgement influencing the welfare of the child. Here is Olivia’s story, illustrating these intersecting elements leading to a heart-warming outcome…
9/17/2020 09:49:04 am
Wow!!! Thank you so much.
9/21/2020 12:49:46 pm
I love that your first blog highlights a reunification story and that Mary became a champion for Olivia's father, too.
9/23/2020 07:21:26 pm
This is an amazing story and Mary has done an amazing job helping this child and her father reunite. This what being a CASA is all about❤️
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