During these difficult and uneasy pandemic times, the foster care system and foster children have been featured in numerous documentaries and articles.  Below please find an interesting documentary series and articles for your review. How COVID-19 could worsen America’s childhood trauma crisis. A documentary series that takes a closer look at a growing, silent epidemic […]

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We are pleased to announce that Bergen County CASA has become a participating organization with the Community Thrift Shop in Midland Park.  The Community Thrift Shop is a small, non-profit, bustling consignment store that accepts a wide range of donated items. Donors are asked to name an organization they wish to benefit from the sale [...]
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CASA advocates make a difference!  New Jersey State Judges weigh in on the CASA of New Jersey program and The National CASA/GAL Association for Children provides significant facts regarding the important role of the CASA advocate. CASA of New Jersey recently asked CIC (Children in Court) Judges and any other judges who may have presided […]

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The Inequalities of LGBTQ+ Youth Living in Foster Care On June 28, 1969, the gay and lesbian community launched a series of violent demonstrations at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village New York City in response to a police raid. Known as the Stonewall uprising, these riots represent the foundation of the modern fight for LGBTQ […]

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During National Foster Care Month and beyond, if I could say thank you to every foster family, child welfare professional, judge and volunteer who dedicates their life to over 437,000 children and youth in the foster care system, I would. And, even then, it would insufficiently cover the depth of gratitude due them for their […]

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and our attention rightly turns to ways we can support children who have experienced abuse or neglect. According to the US Children’s Bureau, 687,000 children lived in foster care in the United States due to abuse or neglect in 2018. According to Kids Count New Jersey, nearly 500 […]

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“At this year’s event, CASA for Children of Bergen County will be naming all of its advocates as Angel Award recipients,” states Zonie LeSane, President of the Board of Trustees of Bergen CASA. She adds, “We recognize them for their outstanding advocacy and realize it is no small job to stand up for a child. A […]

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As my friends are all dropping off their nearly adult children at colleges and universities this week, I am reminded of my parents dropping me off at college for the first time. I stuffed everything that I could into the gigantic trunk of my father’s baby blue Caddy – which was a lot – and […]

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What do we really want for our children? We want them to grow into kind, functioning adults who are joyful, find their purpose and ultimately contribute to society. Easy stuff right? Under the best of circumstances, that’s a pretty tall order. Parents will do whatever it takes to help their children reach these goals. It […]

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Summer is often home to childhood’s most poignant memories. Grass stained knees. Hands covered in the stick of melted ice cream. The shock of cool, chlorinated water on a blistering afternoon. School is always right around the corner though. Summer’s end is usually synonymous with taking on new, exciting subjects and reuniting with good friends […]

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