Monterey County Office of Education Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program is requesting just a few minutes of your time. They would like to assess their program, and feedback from you as a CASA is vital!
Please follow the link below for a brief survey. They want to ensure our foster students are receiving the supports they need to be successful in school. This survey will help both locally and at the state level in determining program needs.
MCOE thanks you very much for your time, and for being an important partner in our universal goal to improve the lives of students in foster care.
The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP)
appreciates your input and all you do as a CASA!
Just some clarification on terminology used in the survey:
A Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a district’s planning document which shows goals and expected outcomes, as well as services provided in attempt to attain those goals. Districts who have foster students should list goals for them as well as special education students, English Learners and low income students.
Our county = Monterey County, MCOE and/or partner agencies
An LEA is a Local Education Agency (essentially, this means school districts and county programs)
Completion of the survey by June 15th is appreciated.
Tools You Can Use: Age-Appropriate,
Medically Accurate Sexual Health Fact Sheets
Thursday, May 16, 2019 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth and LA RHEP
for a web seminar to learn more about the requirement to inform youth of their sexual health rights, the content of the sexual health facts sheets and how to use the suggested scripts.
THURSDAY, MAY 23 FROM 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. Youth Homelessness in California: What Impact has the Five-Percent Set-Aside in HEAP Had So Far?
As part of last year's state budget, the California State Legislature created the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) to address homelessness. Of the $500 million budgeted for HEAP, at least five percent ($25 M) was required to be directed to address youth homelessness.
John Burton Advocates for Youth will host a webinar marking the release of a report on how HEAP funds for homeless youth have been spent. Findings from the report were drawn from a statewide survey of Continuums of Care (CoCs), in-depth interviews with representatives of CoCs across the state and the 11 large cities, and engagement with homeless youth providers as they applied for HEAP funds.
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.
We have been informed that the bulk of the Aquarium passes dispersed to our volunteers, have not yet been used. We are unable to request additional tickets until 80% of what CASA was provided with has been used.
If you have been given aquarium passes and are not planning to use them in the near future, we ask that you please return them to our office so we can provide them to volunteers who are requesting tickets. You can always request them again!
Thank you for your help, please let us know if you have any questions.
Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge
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!
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.
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!