Community Health Fair-Falfurrias, Texas

On April 7th Brush Country CASA attended a Community Health Fair in
Falfurrias, Texas. Health professionals were available for free glucose checks and
blood pressure readings. Along with CASA, several agencies set up booths
and gave out valuable health and wellness information.
All of the parents and vendors had a blast watching the children jump rope and dance.

This event truly promoted a healthy lifestyle. Brush Country CASA was so glad to be
a part of it!



KIII Channel 3 News First Edition 4/07/2014

John Thomas Featured Image

It is always a treat to see behind the scenes at the KIII Studio!

Brush Country CASA made an appearance on 3 News First Edition with John-Thomas Kobos
and Jane Monreal on April 7, 2014. Thank you KIII for allowing us to speak about our communities’
need for CASA Volunteers.

Brush Country CASA on Domingo Live

Brush Country CASA joined CASA of the Coastal Bend as they promoted
their 2014 Super Hero 5K set for May 3rd. Not only did we spread the
word about this awesome fundraiser for CASA of the Coastal Bend, but
we were also able to talk about the need for volunteers in all our
service areas.



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Childrens Spring Festival – Alice, Texas

Child Protective Services, The Jim Wells County Child Welfare Board and Brush Country CASA
held their First Annual Children’s Spring Festival in Alice, Texas on April 5, 2014. The event was
a big success attracting over 150 people. This year there were 15 vendors who contributed
fun entertainment for the whole family including a train, moonwalk, ring toss, prize wheel, cake walk and
much more.
Children and their families took turns taking pictures with Elmo and the Easter Bunny.
The biggest line could be found at the face paint station where Ms. Abbie from Abbies Facepaint created 
gorgeous works of art on the faces of smiling children. From batman to a rainbow tiger each design
was full of detail and equally as beautiful as the next. The children loved it!
For lunch we offered hot dogs, frito pies, cookies and water all at no cost to our patrons.
This event would not be possible if it wasn’t for our FANTASTIC Sponsors. Thank you so
very much for contributing to the success of the event. Brush Country CASA cannot wait
to team up and do it again next year!


Verbal Abuse – Words Hurt

Verbal abuse is a form of emotional abuse and, unlike physical abuse, it is not easily seen or detected. Verbal abuse ranges from yelling obscenities to quiet put-downs.

Parents use it to control their children, feel superior and mask their own inadequacies and failures. It tears down the child, and the effects on her emotional, social, cognitive and psychological development can be profound. The effects of verbal abuse are immediate as the child internalizes the pain.

These effects often extend into adulthood.

What does a CASA volunteer do?

What a CASA Volunteer Does…

The Volunteer determines what is in the child’s best interest by:

A. Interviewing the child, family members, school officials, health providers, and others who know the child’s history.

B. Reviewing all records assigned the case, including school, medical, and caseworker reports.

C. Making reports to the court, giving testimony in hearings, and by working with attorneys and other professionals in the case.

Our Vision

To Have a CASA Volunteer for Every Abused and Neglected Child,

To Provide Support to Child Victims,

To Provide Hope to Child Victims,

To be The Child’s Voice in Court,

To Seek What is in a Child’s Best Interest,

To Help Families Mend,

To Offer Encouragement so that the Cycle of Abuse CAN be Broken,

To Provide Education and Awareness of Child Abuse to the Community so that Others will be Moved to Make a Difference in the Life of an Abused Child, and

To put an End to Child Abuse.

Our Mission

To represent the best interest of abused and neglected children in court. To ensure they are placed in a permanent, safe, and nurturing environment as quickly as possible.