Continuing Ed, Upcoming Events,
Resources, Activity Passes & More!
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Don't Miss This Very Cool Event!
Attend the Biggest Soccer Match of the Year!!!

This Saturday, June 29th

Tickets available for CASAs & Kids

San Jose Quakes vs. the LA Galaxy
 At the Stanford Stadium at 6:30 PM

* Need to Request Tickets by
Thursday, June 27th, at Noon *
Reserve your tickets, click here to email Francesca- Office Assistant.
June is National Reunification Month

This is a time to reflect on the countless individuals who strive to rejoin children with their parents and families.

Removing a child from their family has been shown to cause lifelong trauma to a child. Reunification takes work, commitment, and an investment of time and resources.
Annual CASA Picnic
Saturday, August 10th
An email invitation was sent out on June 13th
through Eventbrite. Please let us know if you did not receive 
an invitation and would like to attend!

Upcoming Community Events

It's Summer Time!!!
Click Here to Learn More
Ariel Theatrical has generously donated vouchers to their upcoming production of:

Willy Wonka!
Reserve your tickets, click here to email Francesca- Office Assistant.
Pac Rep Theatre, Carmel
Reserve your tickets, click here to email Francesca- Office Assistant.

Summer Movie Clubhouse:
Ten Weeks of Fun Films for Kids!

This summer, pay only $1 per person, per movie, at the theatre box office to escape the heat and view select family fun films! Feature films will include, but aren't limited to: Dispicable Me 3, The Grinch,
Sherlock Gnomes and the Lego Movie!

Participating theaters include the Northridge Mall,
Marina and Monterey Century Theaters!
Click Here to View Available Showtimes in Monterey & Marina
Click Here to View Available Times at the Northridge Mall
Upcoming CASA Continuing Ed
Held in the CASA Training Room, Suite 205 unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, July 31st 6:00 - 8:00 pm
NMD 101 Just for CASAs! Presented by Valencia Cameron

Monday, August 26th 6:00-8:00 pm
CASA Book Club - Held in Monterey
Wednesday, September 4th 6:00-8:30 pm
What's up with ILP and Guardian Scholars?
Click here to RSVP for CASA Continuing Ed Events
Click Here to Email Edna and RSVP

Community Continuing Ed Opportunities

There is a $20 registration fee associated.
Click Here to Register
Click Here to Select Your Desired Date & Register

CASA Youth Resources

Click Here to View the Application, Application Due by July 1st
Click Here to Have Your Youth Added to the Wait List

CASA Resources


             What's sex got to do with it?

California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act - SB 89

Youth Fact Sheets & Accompanying
Case Manager Guide

With the passage of the California Foster Youth Sexual Health Education Act (SB 89), all California foster youth age 10 and older are required to be informed of their reproductive and sexual health rights annually in an age and developmentally appropriate manner.

As part of the Los Angeles Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (LA RHEP), John Burton Advocates for Youth has developed a series of youth fact sheets to communicate this important information. Accompanying the youth fact sheets is a guide that includes age-appropriate conversation starters to help them navigate these sensitive conversations. Fact sheets are available for three age groups: tweens/early adolescents, middle adolescents, and transition-aged youth/young adults.

Below is a link to the guide and individual fact sheets.

For: Tweens/Early Adolescents, Middle Adolescents and Transition Aged Youth/Young Adults.
JBF Guide and Fact Sheet Link
LA RHEP Link to Resources
Gender Spectrum
Gender Spectrum offers resources to empower your relationships, work, and interactions with youth and children. From how-to guides, to respected research, to sample training materials, we provide you with the tools necessary to create gender inclusive environments in your homes, offices, and communities.

Parenting and Family ~ Teens ~ Education ~ Medical ~ Mental Health ~ Legal ~ Social Services ~ Faith
Gender Spectrum Resources Link
California Child Welfare Co- Investment Partnership
'Child Welfare Policy and Progress'

This article provides an update on CCR in addition to a list of legislation that affects families/children in care. Even if you don't have the time to read it all in one sitting, it would be a good idea to keep it on hand for reference.

Click Here to View This Brochure
SAM's GUIDE 2019

This guide contains a guide to a multitude of Monterey County Family Resources.
Click Here to View This Guide

Question of the Week

Contact Conferees to Address Homelessness Among Former Foster Youth

Latest CalYOUTH Brief Finds Gains in College Enrollment, Less in Persistence & Completion

New Report Proposes 20% Youth Set-Aside in State Funding to Address Homelessness

State Requires Access to Gender-Affirming Physical & Mental Health Care for Foster Youth

Guidance Issued on How Foster Youth Can Access Free Smart Phones & Monthly Plans
Click Here to View the Latest John Burton Advocates for Youth Newsletter
Click Here to View Additional Resources Available on the CA College Pathways Webpage
Upcoming Events




 Saturday, September 14, 2019

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Santa Lucia Preserve


Led by Rick Allen, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and Drummer with Def Leppard; and Lauren Monroe, vocalist, songwriter, musician, and author, the Community Drum Circle brings people of all backgrounds and walks of life together. When we come into a drum circle, we enter a sacred place as community without judgment and mistrust, but with respect and compassion to heal one another and bring into focus the possibilities of who we truly are.


Hosted Reception

Transportation Included

Drumming Circle led by Feature Artists: Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe

Master of Ceremonies: Kristoffer Jon Polaha


Dining Entertainment provided by LaKesha Shantrell Nugent

Attire: Boho Chic

Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Just A Bit More!
Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge
Santa Cruz
Petroglyph is generously offering a 50% off discount for you all and your kiddos to use at your leisure! All that they ask is that you wear your CASA pin if possible as an identifier, and then mention that you are a CASA volunteer.

They are located at 125 Walnut Ave.

Click here to view Petroglyph's website and learn more!
Office Announcements
Help spread the CASA!
Do you have friends or family who you think
would make a great CASA? 

If so, please share our upcoming info session dates,
listed below with them. 

Or they can contact Kathryn
at 831-455-6800 ext 31, or to schedule a session that will fit their needs.
CASA Website Update

Click the button below to view our event calendar located on our website for your convenience!
Click Here to View Our CASA Event Calendar

How are you enjoying your experience as a CASA?
Our Marketing & Volunteer Recruitment Manager, Kathryn Pernet, is working on our new website and would love to include as many advocate testimonials as she can get either in writing or video format. 
If you would like to participate by written word, please select the button below to email Kathryn comments from your heart regarding your experience- something that curious folks would find encouraging. 
If you’d be agreeable to do a short, very casual video of your comments, please give her a call at
(831) 455-6800 ext 31, or reach out via email.
Deadline:  No deadline, feel free to send any time!
Click Here to Email Kathryn

CASA of Monterey County
945 South Main Street, Suite 107, Salinas, CA 93901

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