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When families face challenges that cause stress, their health and wellness can be negatively impacted. CASAs play a critical role in providing services and supports that are essential to developing an effective plan in collaboration with the child’s support team.
We Need Your Help!
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.
Upcoming CASA Continuing Ed
Tuesday, May 21st 6:00-8:30 pm "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About
Non-Minor Dependency & The Permanency Planning Unit" Presented by
Valencia Cameron - PP Unit Supervisor
In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month
the Guardian Scholars Program invites you to attend Our Stories (Untold):
Amplifying the Voices of Foster Care Alumni
in Higher Education
with speaker Dr. Mauriell Amechi.
Based on the realities of aging out of foster care, Friday’s Child follows a young drifter who turns to petty crime to survive. As one of 20,000 foster youth who are no longer eligible for care each year, often after the age of 18, Richie’s struggles lead him to discover an impossible love in an unlikely friend. This story captures the relentless quest of the human spirit and grapples with the societal impact of the foster care system to inspire awareness, outreach, and action.
Invite your friends, co-workers, and family members. Each theater event needs to sell a minimum amount of tickets to take place.
Monterey County’s first LGBT Youth Summit- Show Your True Colors!
This event will be held at Salinas High Schoolon April 27, 2019,10 am - 4 pm.
This event is free and open to middle and high school aged youth in Monterey County. We’ll be kicking off our day with a Pride Rally hosted by Alisal High School’s Be Yourself Club and jump into interactive workshops for youth, parents, caregivers, and educators. This will include youth-led discussion groups on responding to bullying, self-care and mindfulness for parents, “Know Your Rights” trainings for youth and educators, sexual health information, and more! Stick around afterwards for a youth talent show, music, art, and activities.
All youth are welcome to attend, and do not need to be involved with their school’s Gay Straight Alliance, Queer Student Alliance, or Be Yourself Club.
For questions, sponsorships, or volunteer opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 757-5221.
Pre-registration is not required to attend, but will help us in our planning process.
Strategies 2.0 trains, supports, and builds relationships so that we can lift up best practices, link people and organizations regionally and statewide, and leverage our collective power to prevent child abuse. This month we also join the movement to promote Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month to raise awareness that child abuse is preventable.
Please click the button below to view upcoming education opportunities they have made available to the general public. Some may be accompanied by additional fees.
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.
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!