No matter your response, many of you may have become a CASA due to situations like these. For me I keep away from these kinds of news stories because I hear versions of these trials daily, so in free time I tune out. But thinking on it now, no matter how that child was killed or who killed that child I feel more dedicated to the work that we do. Are we asking all the questions that need to be asked; have we met with all the people that need to be met with? If I make that one more phone call can I find out more? What more can I do to help keep children safe? What more can we do to keep children safe?
I really like the following article by Christine James-Brown, a regular Child Welfare contributor to the Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christine-jamesbrown/caylee-anthony-struggling-families_b_892509.html
She does a great job talking about the importance of parenting skills, early intervention, and finding resources for young struggling families.
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