Posts by myadmin101

Brain Development and Child Abuse

Just as positive experiences can support healthy brain development, children’s experiences with childhood abuse or neglect can negatively affect brain development.* “This includes changes to the structure and chemical activity of the…
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Opioid Addiction and Death

In Delaware County, more than 400 children have been placed in foster care because of their parents’ addiction.  As a result of this crisis we need 200 more volunteers to…
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Arnie’s CASA*

Arnie knows about CASA and the difference one advocate can make. When Arnie was born, the doctor and nurses told DCS that Arnie was full of heroin. DCS took Arnie to…
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Safe Sleep for Babies

The ABC’S of Safe Sleep: Alone – Sleep Alone: Put babies to sleep alone with no other adult or child sharing the sleep surface Back – On their Backs with no blankets or bedding…
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What Traumatized Children Need Most

Child Advocates come in contact with childhood trauma as they get to know and support each child in their case.  Knowing more about childhood trauma enables us to spot the…
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Frankie, Facility Dog

Frankie, is CASA’s Facility Dog.  Facility Dogs’s are different than therapy dogs. What is a Facility Dog? Facility Dog means a dog that is a graduate of an assistance dog organization…
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Child Sex Trafficking in Indiana

A common misunderstanding is that child sex trafficking happens in foreign countries and only in the largest of urban environments.  The truth is child sex trafficking is a growing problem…
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Childhood Trauma

Parenting a child who has experienced trauma is complex and is not easily understood.  Childhood trauma affects how the child interacts and reacts to others, how he experiences emotions, how…
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