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Training Opportunities for Current Advocates 2023

ONLINE/VIRTUAL TRAININGS: Texas Health Steps https://www.txhealthsteps.com/courses Here you will need to set up an account. But once your account is set up training courses with a variety of topics are offered to you. Topics consist of Autism, Adolescents Vaping, Adolescents Depression, Childhood Anxiety, Diabetes, Eating Disorder, and more. DFPS – Training Opportunities https://www.dfps.texas.gov/Training/Reporting/default.asp The above… Read more »

Backpack & Lunchbox Drive May 2023

For the entire month of May 2023, our friends at the Gin at Nolan Creek in downtown Belton are hosting a backpack & lunchbox drive to collect donations to give to CASA! These donations will be used for the children that CASA cares for in the foster system. Bring in a NEW children’s backpack or… Read more »

New Training Class Begins May 30th, 2023

CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties Pre-Service Training Agenda: Traditional Classroom Curriculum 2023 Please note: this curriculum requires a minimum of 24 hours of face-to-face training as well as completion of 8 modules of pre-work (approx. 1 hour each). This sample agenda is based on a four-week training cycle. Pre-service training includes (A) the background… Read more »

Director’s Note for May 2023 Newsletter

Greetings from CASA! What an exciting time it has been here at CASA.  We have so much to be thankful for and it starts with thanking the many people who serve kids in foster care as we recognize May as Foster Care Appreciation Month.  It is important that we recognize and thank foster parents, placements,… Read more »

Large Group of Advocates Sworn in April 18th, 2023!

PRESS RELEASE:  Fifteen new volunteer advocates were sworn in last week by Judges Cheryll Mabray of Coryell County and Judge Chris Cornish of the Centex Child Protection Court.  The ceremony took place at the Bell County Child Protection Courtroom in Belton on Tuesday, April 18th. This class of new advocates represents one of the largest… Read more »

Director’s Note for April 2023 Newsletter

Springtime at CASA is a time of growth, rejuvenation,  and an opportunity to thank the people who enable CASA to have a positive impact on so many children in our area. It starts with Child Abuse Prevention Month.  We hope to make others aware of this difficult topic so we can break the cycle of… Read more »

CASA Day at the Capitol

“March 1st was CASA Day at the Capitol.  It was a day for CASA leaders from all over the great state of Texas to convene in Austin, make personal visits with our local legislators to discuss state support of our programs, and even watch the Texas House and Senate sessions in progress. Program Director Denise… Read more »

Director’s Note for March 2023 Newsletter

A note from Executive Director Kevin Kyle for the March 2023 “Good News at CASA” Newsletter: March has come in like a lion at CASA!  We have had so many great things going on, it is shaping up to be one of our busiest months ever. We have a new staff member to announce.  I… Read more »

7 New Advocates Sworn In on Feb. 7th 2023!

On a rainy Tuesday in Belton (TX), 7 brand new CASA advocates were sworn in by Judge Cornish at the Bell County Courthouse! The new advocates completed their 30 hours of pre-service training, 3 hours of court observation, and all necessary background checks. Family members and friends were able to attend the swearing-in ceremony in… Read more »

Director’s Note for February 2023 Newsletter

A note from Executive Director Kevin Kyle for the February 2023 “Good News at CASA” Newsletter: Happy New Year!  There are so many good things happening at CASA in the new year that it is difficult to pick just a few to feature in this newsletter!  But the biggest and most exciting newsworthy notes have… Read more »