Tips for Cleaning Toys this Flu Season

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  Babies and young kids put their toys in their mouths all the time and can often pick up germs and illnesses from dirty items, especially during cold and flu season. Reduce your child’s chance of getting sick by keeping her … Continued

Carol Rich is the Advocate of the Month for November! 

Carol began her journey with CASA in 2012. Over the course of five years, she has served four children and has provided exceptional, consistent advocacy for each of them. She led her first case with three children to permanency ensuring … Continued

One of the Scariest Days a Mom Can Ever Have

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You may or may not know that my oldest son, who will be 11 in 2 weeks, has life threatening peanut and tree nut allergies.  He was diagnosed at 12 months old. It is part of what makes him the … Continued

When a Child Lives With the Secret of Sexual Abuse

Written and provided by The Mamabear Effect When The Words Can’t Come Out – Behavior Often, But Not Always, Speaks Sexual abuse is innately psychological – it affects a person’s sense of body autonomy, self worth, ability to trust others, … Continued

Predators Within The Family

Written and Provided by The Mamabear Effect While it is easier and more comfortable to focus on protecting our children from those we know the least, many children are sexually abused within their own family – by a parent, sibling, … Continued

Are you Raising a Sex Offender?

Written and provided by The Mamabear Effect   Are we raising a future (or current) sexual offender? While society at large has a hard time accepting that they may know, like or even love someone capable of committing sexual abuse … Continued

CASA in South Jersey Brought in Nearly a Thousand Gifts for Local Foster Kids

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The stockings are hung, by the chimney with care, in hopes that…In hopes of what? For many children who have been placed into the foster care system, they have come from homes where there was no Christmas, there was no … Continued