Being a CASA: Another Way to Help Kids

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My kids are grown, and while my spouse and I have agreed to be done parenting, we still want to help kids, so I became a CASA. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. In some places, they call this person GAL, Guardian Ad Litem. I, along with my husband, have been doing it for […]

Meet Nicole Tuchinda

Nicole Tuchinda, MD, JD, LLM

Nicole is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University in New Orleans and is devoted to improving the lives of vulnerable young children. Her work and education has centered around juvenile/children law and special education law as well as medical/legal partnerships. At the Georgetown University Law Center, as a Clinical Teaching Fellow, Nicole collaborated with lawyers, […]

Monty’s Day in Court

illustrated cover of courthouse with little boy. Title Monty's Day in Court

Helping children from hard places If you’re reading this blog, chances are that you are either parenting a child from a hard place or know such a child in some other way. Sadly, coming from a hard place can mean being the victim of a crime. It may even mean that the child has to […]


Empowering Families, Schools and Communities Upcoming Attachment & Trauma-related or Adoption/Foster Workshops or Conferences Mark Your Calendar 2018 Highlights March 10-13 – National CASA Conference, Boston, MA April 13- The Future of Adoption:  Moving Beyond Safety to Well-Being, Amherst, MA. April 19-21- American Adoption Congress, Albuquerque, NM May 10-12- AFFCNY’s Conference- Nurture and Heal, Albany, […]

Bob Burroughs: School in an Attachment-Focused Residential Program

October 9, 2014 by:  Lorraine Schneider This interview was part of ATNs Educating Traumatized Children Summit (Day 10). Bob Burroughs, PhD:  School in an Attachment-Focused Residential Program First, do no harm. That’s what Bob Burroughs, head of the school at CALO says. We would all agree with him. Right? No one wants to harm our […]