Six Word Saturday


Today Is Our CASA Cultivation Meeting.

I belong to a volunteer organization called CASA, which stands for Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children. We are advocates in the Family Courts for neglected and abused children who find themselves in the court system. We each have one or two cases which we follow from the time the case is accepted into the court system to the conclusion of the case: reunification of the family or termination of the parental rights. I am currently finishing up my case, which resulted in termination of parental rights and reunification (it was a little complicated) and will finally wind up in May.

Today all the volunteers who report to my supervisor have a meeting to discuss our cases and our concerns and ask questions and generally get to know one another better. We have these meetings a couple of times a year and it’s a good time to interact with your peers outside of a training session. Our supervisor is great. She’s always available to answer individual questions and tries to go with us to our court dates or provide a substitute if she can’t make it. She’s a fabulous mentor, making great comments on our court reports and suggesting changes and explaining why she thinks those changes should be made. So I’m glad we’re having our Cultivation Meeting today.

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About mairedubhtx

I am a "youngish" grandmother of 15 year old twin granddaughter who has recently (is a year "recent"?) adopted Islam as my way of life, much to the consternation of my family. I love to read. I love to write. I am writing a book about my decision to revert, about my spiritual journey. I have another blog about stories from my youth, my parents, and grandparents. It's a blog so my OCD daughter will not be able to throw it out when I die. I suffer from depression and anxiety, for which I am treated, so my posts may be a bit dark at times. C'est la vie.
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