Spreading the word about our work in helping children that have been abused or neglected can take many shapes. At the end of the month, Cathy Matlack of Shawnee, KS, a volunteer with CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties will stand up in front of nearly 1,000 people and share her rewarding (and challenging) experiences as a CASA volunteer.
Matlack’s dedication to serving children in both counties hasn’t gone unnoticed. "I cannot even imagine what this arduous, challenging, emotional journey would have been like without Cathy walking with us every single step of the way," says an adoptive mother of the children for whom Matlack advocated on her last case. ... See MoreSee Less
A former foster youth shares important points that foster parents should explain to children entering foster care and includes a shout out to guardians ad litem (GALs) as a crucial part of helping abused and neglected children thrive. Thank you Christopher Craft at About.com. ... See MoreSee Less