Continuing Ed, Upcoming Events,
Resources, Activity Passes & More!
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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
Click here to RSVP for CASA Continuing Ed Events

Community Continuing Ed Opportunities

Click Here to Select Your Desired Date & Register
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.
Click Here to Register
Human Trafficking Happens Here:
Understanding Exploitation in Watsonville

Saturday, May 4
Cabrillo College in Watsonville
318 Union St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Human trafficking is happening in Watsonville. Come
attend this free conference and learn how our to be a
part of the solution.
Click Here to Register
Save The Date

When You Turn 18, the Journey is Just Beginning.

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.

Help by reserving your ticket today!

Click Here to View the Trailer
Click Here to Register for the June 12th Education Summit

CASA Youth Resources

Monterey County’s first LGBT Youth Summit- Show Your True Colors!

This event will be held at Salinas High School on 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 or (831) 757-5221.
Pre-registration is not required to attend, but will help us in our planning process.

Hope to see you there!

Youth and adults can pre-register here.

CASA Resources

Article: Foster Care Students Face Challenges
Entering and Graduating College
Click Here to Read This Article
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.
Click Here to View Upcoming Webinars
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

CASAs in the Child & Family Teams (CFT)

By clicking on the button below, you will find the
CASAs in Child & Family Teams, SB 925 Implementation Fact Sheet. 

SB 925 was unanimously supported by the legislature and
signed into law, effective 1/1/2019, by Governor Brown.

The fact sheet covers SB 925 and
frequently asked questions about CFTs.

CASAs in Child & Family Teams, SB 925 Implementation Fact Sheet
Access the "Advocacy in Action Guide" Here
Click Here to View the April John Burton Advocates for Youth Newsletter
Click Here to View Additional Resources Available on the CA College Pathways Webpage

Upcoming Community Events

FREE Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA!

Spend a day at your kiddos local YMCA to enjoy 'Healthy Kids Day'!

Santa Cruz Ducky Derby
Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The event is a fun-filled day of activities for children & adults, with exciting rubber duck races to be held throughout the day.

In addition there will be food, carnival games, live music and
local entertainment.

Click Here to Learn More
If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please email
Renee Forrest at
Click here to register for this fun community event!
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.

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
Upcoming Events
Upcoming CASA Events 
Fiesta Para Los Ninos
Saturday, May 4th from 10:00 AM to 2 PM

Toro Park (Buckeye Site)

Louie Linguini
Friday, May 3rd from 6 PM to 9 PM
660 Cannery Row, Monterey

Annual CASA Picnic
Saturday, August 10th from 11:30 AM to 3 PM
Toro Park (Buckeye Site)

CASA Experience
Saturday, September 14th
Click here to buy your tickets online!

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

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