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CASA Volunteers Part of Fix for Children Affected by Opioids
Recent opinion pieces from Angela Sausser (Public Children Services Association of Ohio) and Richard Wexler (National Coalition for Child Protection Reform) offer conflicting views for addressing the increasing number of children affected by parental opioid abuse or overdose.
2017 Awards Ceremony Closes Conference
The 23rd Annual Celebrate Kids! Conference came to a close Friday, ending, as usual with an emotional tribute to Ohio CASA’s annual award winners.
Online Registration Closes with Conference at Capacity
Online registration for the 2017 Celebrate Kids! Conference closed last Friday with a record 452 participants signed up to attend the dynamic 2½-day event. Workshop preferences received by Ohio CASA Read More
Court News Ohio Looks at Growing Need for CASA Volunteers
Ohio CASA Executive Director Doug Stephens talks to Court News Ohio about how the opioid epidemic is driving a growing need for CASA volunteers.
A VOLUNTEER SPEAKS FROM THE HEART
Kristen LePrevost was met with a standing ovation for sharing her story about Malachai, a young boy who was born with a rare congential disorder.
OPIOID CRISIS INCREASES NEED FOR VOLUNTEER CHILD ADVOCATES
The message last week at the Statehouse was loud and clear: Children in every Ohio county need CASA volunteers.
Rezabek, Koehler to Host CASA Day in Ohio
As co-hosts of Ohio CASA’s 2017 CASA Day in Ohio event, Representatives Jeffery S. Rezabek (far left) and J. Kyle Koehler will lead the ceremony for the second year running. The two will share the stage with public officials and private citizens to spread the word about court appointed special advocate volunteers and their value to their communities.
Bestselling Author Speaks at NCASAA about Ohio Childhood
Best-selling author and Ohio native J.D. Vance was a speaker today at the NCASAA conference in Seattle.
Ohio CASA Executive Director Doug Stephens introduced J.D., whose book, Hillbilly Elegy, paints an intimate, poignant and sometimes-disturbing look at his childhood in Middletown.
New Protocols Ask Doctors to Look for Sentinel Injuries
More than half of young babies with suspicious injuries are taken to emergency departments at hospitals for adults. Recently released protocols for the professionals examining those infants are aimed at protecting the infants from possible future abuse.