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Monday, June 16th, 2014

Letter: Don’t let abused children slip through the cracks during summer break

Since teachers are often the first to see signs that a child may have been abused, community members must pick up the slack when school is out of session, CASA of Central Texas Executive Director NORMA CASTILLA-BLACKWELL writes.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

CASA toy drive successful

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Texas said its holiday toy drive provided toys for every one of its children who requested one, serving more than 100 children.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Texas State receives $781K grant to educate social workers

With a $781,000 grant from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Texas State programs will offer specialized training for social work students and faculty will develop best practices curricula in public child welfare.

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

CASA overwhelmed by donors

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CSAS) of Central Texas were pleasantly surprised at the response they received when they asked local organizations to gather toys for abused and neglected children in Hays, Caldwell, Comal and Guadalupe Counties.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

In the Texas State channel: Social workers from five states expected for Child Welfare Roundtable

The 12th annual Title IV-E Child Welfare Roundtable will be held May 29-30 at the T Bar M Ranch in New Braunfels to foster Title IV-E funded Agency/Texas State University collaborations.