Posts Tagged: child abuse

Cecil County | Volunteer Spotlight: Steven Pearson

A family man with three adult children and long-term Perryville resident, Steven Pearson has always looked for ways to “give back” to his community and help make a difference. Serving as Town Commissioner, Mayor, a member of the Board of Directors for both the Perryville Little League and Perryville Junior Football League, and his latest… Read more »

Harford County | Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Jane Price

After 25 years of teaching middle-schoolers Spanish and French, this week’s volunteer spotlight, Mary Jane Price of CASA of Harford County knew for a long time that working with children and youth is where her heart lies. While she was teaching out of state, Mary Jane often had the opportunity to meet with parents and… Read more »

Meet Theresa Olson, A True “Champion For Children”!

For many, becoming a CASA volunteer and working directly with children is their way to give back to their communities and help make a difference. For others who aren’t able to volunteer (not because they don’t have the heart), providing support to Maryland CASA on a recurring basis is just as rewarding! Please meet Theresa… Read more »

Howard County | Volunteer Spotlight, Antoinette Murray

This week’s volunteer spotlight, Antoinette Murray from Voices for Children (Howard County), is very familiar with the foster care system. Antoinette adopted her now eight-year-old daughter and is also an aunt to her brother’s five adopted children. Being familiar with foster care made Antoinette want to advocate for children. She knew that becoming a CASA… Read more »

Baltimore County | Hon. Keith R. Truffer Swears-In 10 Court Appointed Special Advocates for Abused, Neglected Children

Towson, MD (May 11, 2017) ─ There are currently 568 children in Baltimore County who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child… Read more »

Maryland CASA Conference Kicks Off Child Abuse Prevention Month

Towson, MD — Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association hosted its 11th Annual Statewide Conference on Saturday, April 1st, at the Judicial College Education & Conference Center in Annapolis, MD. More than 200 child advocates and child welfare professionals participated in the event. Focusing on the conference theme, Standing Strong for Children & Youth, attendees… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Myers of Voices For Children (Howard County)

  Having started with Voices For Children in 2011, shortly after retiring from the Howard County School System, Nancy Myers brings a lifetime of experience and care for vulnerable children and families. Working as a childcare worker and a special education teacher taught Nancy that building trust and being present in good times and bad… Read more »

Symposium Addresses Critical Needs of Children Living With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patrick Seidl, Development & Communications Coordinator Phone: 410-828-6761 (office); 443-764-6406 (cell) Email: Patrick@marylandcasa.org Symposium Addresses Critical Needs of Children Living With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) ANNAPOLIS – On Friday, January 27, 2017, nearly 150 child welfare, legal, education and health professionals, volunteers, and parents attended Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates… Read more »

Baltimore City | Judge Robert Kershaw Swears in Ten Baltimore CASAs

BALTIMORE– Last month, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring abused and neglected children reach safe, permanent and loving homes welcomed ten new child advocates. The following individuals were welcomed into the program during a ceremony at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center (BCJJC) led by the honorable… Read more »

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/PG County Recognizes Airforce Veteran & Outstanding Volunteer November 11th

HYATTSVILLE, MD – This Veterans Day, CASA/Prince George’s County recognizes Mr. Jerry Thigpen, 75, for his service to the United States of America as well as his dedication and passion for assisting abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes and placed into foster care. An Upper Marlboro resident, Thigpen is currently… Read more »