About Youth Heartline

July 14, 2018

Not Rose.  Or M.

Time to share one of my most heartening experiences as a CASA, with a sweet little boy named M. M and I got along well from day one. Everything he needed, I worked on. We started a "book club" to help him work on his reading while making it fun. I atten...

June 30, 2018

The child welfare system, while obviously well-intended, can be challenging in a number of ways. Foster timeframes need to be long enough for parents to address the initial safety issues, but as short as possible to lessen impacts on the child. Children need to maintai...

June 16, 2018

When I first began working with Youth Heartline in Raton, my first case was with a little girl, E. E was two years old and had some developmental concerns--she didn't speak much and cried a lot during any kind of transition. This was the part of child advocacy that is...

June 1, 2018

Moving to a new town can be daunting. Moving for work can be both exciting and disorienting--one big thing has fallen into place (the job) but there's still lots left to consider. Perhaps the next biggest one is--where am I going to live?? Finding housing can feel like...