For Child Advocates Everywhere

Posted by Monica Donohoe on

A friend shared that she was having a particularly tough day at work.  She has devoted her entire adult career to advocating for the rights of children caught up in the machine of child welfare and foster care.  I had the pleasure and honor of working with her during my own career as a child advocate.  Reading her Facebook post created a visceral response in me.  The frustration, anxiety and sadness washed over me as if I were still there fighting the good fight.  

It is very difficult to remain hopeful when you work with abused children.  It’s difficult to even maintain a belief that good, decent people exist when you are inundated with the darkness that allows an adult to harm a child.  However, giving up on children is NOT an option.

If you know someone who does this kind of work, I ask you to take a moment to tell them they are appreciated.  An email, a phone call and gesture large or small.  If you really want to show appreciation, join the effort.  Here are two links that will help you make a real difference.  You'll also discover you get back way more than you give.

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children - CASA
Volunteer Match



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