We are excited to have Pam Jacobsen from East Texas Human Needs Network (ETHNN) share with us on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. She will speak about “Understanding Poverty in East Texas”. This will give us information that will help us as we advocate for our CASA children. This will be held through Zoom so watch for the link. All active advocates, staff, and board members are welcome to join us.  (Continuing education hours will be credited for participants in Optima.)  Contact with any questions.

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Listen to Texas CASA’s Podcast: Advocating for Normalcy for Youth
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact our communities, many of us are experiencing a radical disruption in our everyday routines. What can this sudden discontinuity and increased social isolation teach us about the experiences of kids who are removed from their families, and the jarring loss of normalcy they endure when they go into foster care?  Find this podcast and others streaming on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.  Search “CASA On the Go.”


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