Happy February Everyone!!
Continuing Ed, Upcoming Events,
Resources, Activity Passes & More!
Don't miss anything! Scroll all the way down to view everything that is available.
Some children speak through their behavior.
Loud and scary; an outpouring of pain and fear. A language that few know. It takes one caring adult to show a child they are worthy of love. If you’ve got compassion to spare, you have something very valuable to give.
Handmade Valentines Cards In The Office
A wonderful second grade class has donated over 100 amazing
handmade Valentines Day cards to share with our youth. 

They have also donated books to pair with the cards. 

If you are interested in picking one up for your CASA child,
please stop by during our
normal business hours!
Click Here to RSVP for Crafts & Activities
Upcoming CASA Continuing Education Events 

Wednesday, February 27th 6:00-7:30 pm
It's All About the Wrap(around)
Here's your chance to learn, exactly what are Wraparound Services

Wednesday, March 20th 6:00-8:00 pm
A CASA Introduction to ILP
for CASAs and their Youth Ages 15 - 21

When you RSVP, please indicate which event you are interested in

Click here to RSVP for CASA Continuing Ed Events
Please click the button below to view a recent press release we shared with local newspapers to help spread the word about the work we do and share the importance of placing children's well- being first.
'Put Children First' CASA of Monterey Press Release

Community Continuing Ed Opportunities

Click Here to Register
Click Here to Register

CASA Youth Resources

The Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Foundation is excited to invite us to participate in a life-changing program for at-risk youth, the Evans College Incentive Program. Our organization has the opportunity to nominate potential students to receive special resources, privileges, and significant financial assistance to encourage them to attend MPC beginning in the Fall 2019 Semester. 

Please click here to learn further details about this program. 
Evans College Incentive Program Nomination Form
Click Here to View National CASA Announcements on Scholarships & Upcoming Webinars
If You Have Questions Contact Priscilla Amao Here
Youth Employment Program Referral Form
Independent Living Program (ILP) Resources

CASA Resources

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
Child Welfare Bills
Sunday, September 30 was the last day for Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto bills passed by the California State Legislature. 17 child welfare bills were signed and three were vetoed. To learn more about the child welfare bills and how they impact the children/youth we serve, use the link below. 
Access Child Welfare and Related Bills Here
Click Here to View the January John Burton Advocates for Youth Newsletter
Click Here to View Additional Resources Available on the CA College Pathways Webpage
Scholarship Resource Guide
Funding Support in the 2019- 20 Academic Year
Please find attached below an informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators. MALDEF is not a direct provider of the scholarships on this list. If you are interested in any of the scholarships listed here, please contact the organization directly using the information provided.
MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide

Upcoming Community Events

Disney Princess Fun at the Northridge Mall in Salinas
Tuesday, February 12th from 10 AM to 12 PM

Join your favorite Disney princesses for a fun and free Valentine making party on Tuesday, February 12! From 10am-12pm near Starbucks, children are invited to create Valentines they can take home and share with their friends and family. Special to this event, children will receive help and crafty encouragement from Disney princesses! Plus, they'll receive a sweet treat from freshly updated Creemy frozen yogurt.

Click here to learn more about this event.
Año Nuevo State Park Guided Walk
Now through March 31st

During the breeding season daily access to the Natural Preserve is available only via guided walks.

The park offers guided walks lead by volunteer docent naturalist to see the northern elephant seals in their natural habitat inside the Año Nuevo Coast Natural Preserve. Año Nuevo docents go through extensive training and are highly knowledgeable in the natural and cultural history of the park. Elephant seal acivities and population counts can vary widely throught the guided walk season. 
Click Here to Learn More & Schedule Your Reservation
Just A Bit More!
Whale Watching Passes
*Limited Quantity Available*
Our friends at Blue Ocean Whale Watch have generously donated two pairs of complementary tickets to participate in one of their regularly scheduled whale watching trips. This pass has no set time frame that it needs to be used in, but as the peak while watching season is upon us, sometime soon is probably best!
Reserve a pair of tickets, click here to email Francesca- Office Assistant.
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!
Rockin' Jump
Premier Indoor Trampoline Park
Our wonderful friends at Rockin' Jump in Gilroy have generously donated a limited number of 1 hour FREE jump time passes! 

Please click here to view details about the facility.
Reserve a pass, click here to email Francesca- Office Assistant.
Office Announcements
Help spread the CASA word this new year!
Do you have friends or family who you think
would make a great CASA? 

If so, please share our upcoming January info session dates,
listed below with them. We will be offering two training sessions starting at the end of this month- one daytime and one evening!
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
CASA Office Volunteer Opportunity
Are you (or do you know of a friend) looking for an office activity to keep you busy…a volunteer position that is flexible and meaningful?   
This is it!
CASA of Monterey County is seeking a skilled, motivated, and dependable person to assist in the office on a regular basis (ideally 10 or more hours per week). Attached is a position description that outlines the skills and knowledge base that we are looking for.  If you would like more information, please contact Teressa at 455-6800 x 22. If you already know that you are interested, please send a resume and communication expressing your interest to:
Thank you!
Click Here to View the Volunteer Position Description

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

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