CASA Partners 4NMKIDS was so excited to hear the message brought to us by internationally known author Ashley Rhodes-Courter (pictured center, along with CASA Mary Miller, left, and Executive Director, Ginny Thomas, right). Her experiences as a foster child led her on her journey to social work, being a foster parent, and an adoptive parent. From trauma to triumph, Ashley shared her experiences with our group of CASAs from Sandoval and Valencia counties, board members, service providers, and CYFD workers. There was laughter and tears as Ashley highlighted the important work that CASAs do for children in the foster care system and encouraged us to keep pushing to improve outcomes for all of these special children. Thank you, Ashley!!!