Thoughtful Parenting: A CASA volunteer can make a big difference in a child’s life


All people has a calling — no matter whether it is a job you’re passionate about, a interest, charity operate, volunteering or an aptitude to direct many others.

No make a difference what it is, it is some thing that is significant and satisfying. If your calling is helping small children, then starting to be a foster guardian or Court docket Appointed Particular Advocate (CASA) volunteer might be for you.

Due to the fact the begin of the pandemic, there has been a countrywide lack of foster families and CASA volunteers. Like a lot of counties across Colorado, Routt County was not spared from the lack and is in will need of foster family members who are passionate and dedicated to treatment for kids who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Foster mom and dad provide a secure, momentary house for little ones and youth whose mother and father or caregivers simply cannot properly care for them and when no other relative and kin supports are offered to supply treatment.

Youngsters keep on being in the treatment of foster family members while their mother or father, mothers and fathers or caregiver is effective to remedy the safety fears so the small children can return home. If you experience this might be your contacting and want to learn more on how you can make a big difference, be sure to make contact with Paunita Muset, Routt County DHS, [email protected].

If fostering is not your contacting, but you nonetheless want to aid youngsters in our neighborhood, becoming a CASA volunteer may possibly be much more fitting. CASA’s are qualified volunteers that advocate for kids and youth who have been abused and/or neglected, helping the judge in making the most educated determination based mostly on the child’s finest curiosity.

One CASA volunteer — one particular consistent grownup — dedicated to a child’s perfectly-remaining can make a massive difference by lowering the amount of money of time a little one may perhaps expend in foster treatment, making sure the kid and the family members have entry to vital resources, and serving to improve and reunify families anytime probable. To find out much more about CASA remember to get in touch with Lauren Climbing, Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA, [email protected].

If you are intrigued in mastering much more about getting a foster father or mother or CASA volunteer, make sure you sign up for at 5 p.m. Friday, Might 20, at the Local community Heart, 1605 Lincoln Ave. You will study more about the system and specifications of starting to be a foster dad or mum or CASA volunteer.

You will also listen to from expert foster mothers and fathers and CASA volunteers. Make sure you call Lauren or Paunita to RVSP or register online at

Paunita Muset is a social caseworker for the Department of Human Expert services.


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