05 Aug
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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 Babies should sleep on their backs in a crib or on another firm surface. The surface should be clear of all objects except for a […]

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25 Jul
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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 symptoms of trauma that foster parents, teachers, or health professionals may miss.  Trauma does not end just because children are placed with a caring foster [...]
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07 Jul
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Insider Mini-Courses

CASA Mini Course Learn more about CASA and how you can get involved in 5 minutes. Learn More Drop into a Training Session Our first night of training is on Tuesday, July 11 at 5:30.  Drop in, see if it is the right fit for you. Learn More
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29 Apr
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Nineteen New Volunteers

Congratulations to each of our newest Court Appointed Special Advocates!  They have successfully completed 30 hours of training to learn how to represent abused and neglected children in court; to understand how each child in their case is doing; what theses children want their life to be like; and how to advise the court what is [...]
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31 Mar
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Questions and Answers About Frankie

As Frankie has been introduced to the Delaware County community, several of you have asked about Frankie's training a—nd his designation as a Facility Dog. What is a Facility Dog? Facility Dog means a dog that is a graduate of an assistance dog organization that is a member of Assistance Dogs International.  Facility Dogs works with [...]
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19 Jan
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Opioid Addiction and Death

Opioid Addiction and Death on the Rise According to the National Safety Council, "60 people die everyday from opioid pain medications. That's 22,000 people every year." The NSC says opioids are being overprescribed and the #1 cause of unintentional death in the United States. Adults have been prescribed opioids by doctors and subsequently become addicted [...]
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14 Jan
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Brain Development and Child Abuse

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 brain (e.g., decreased size or connectivity in some parts of the brain) and in the emotional and behavioral functioning of the […]

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14 Jan
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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 in Delaware County and throughout Indiana. As the Indy Star Reports, the Indiana State Report on Human Trafficking, issued in December by the state attorney general’s […]

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Child Neglect and Abuse Cases are Increase Statewide
January 12, 2017 Ashley Soldaat

According to Boone County court documents, Alan Godbey got out of his stalled car in the middle of a Zionsville intersection on Saturday. An officer stopped to check it out and found a baby sleeping in the backseat. At the time, the windchill was below zero. The baby was still warm and unharmed. About 10 […]

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12 Jan
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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 he regulates himself and adapts. It affects how he remembers, meets his needs, navigates through the stages of development, and comprehends himself in the context […]

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