Child Advocates-Denver CASA

Johnny’s Journey

In 2011, a young boy named Johnny and his sister were placed in a foster home as a result of severe neglect. Their parents relinquished their parental rights shortly thereafter and Johnny’s sister was adopted by their foster family. Johnny, however, had extensive behavioral issues and the adoptive parents soon… Read more

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My name is Carley Raybon and I am currently a public relations student at The University of Alabama. Last semester, as I thought about entering my senior year, I knew I needed to gain experience within the field. Alabama has one of the top communications and public relations programs in… Read more

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Thoughts About Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

Vicarious trauma (compassion fatigue, secondary PTSD, or countertransference) is a big deal. I think as CASA volunteers we are all too aware of this—we see members of our interdisciplinary teams dealing with its reality every day: department workers overloaded with cases; agency workers, foster parents, friends and family constantly dealing… Read more

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