April 2016

Lift up a Child
In This Issue

  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • On the Horizon
  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
  • New Volunteer Training
  • Become a Mentor


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April showers bring May flowers! April is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month. One way we can reduce child abuse is to develop a strong community. Communities have a great influence in families’ lives. Some small steps may be:

  • Set up a play group in your community at people’s homes or at the park
  • Organize a community babysitting co-op
  • Volunteer at your child’s school through the school’s administration or parents’ organization
  • Encourage local service providers to produce a directory of available services in the community

On the Horizon

CASA of the Continental Divide funds our programs through grants and also events. This summer we have some fun events planned. Please join us!

10th Annual CASA Golf Tournament is June 1, 2016. This year’s event is at the spectacular Red Sky Golf Club – Greg Normal Course in Wolcott, CO. Log onto www.mtncasa.org for more information and to register.

2nd Annual CASA Summer Hoe Down is August 4, 2016. Join us for great family fun that includes food, games, music & dancing at Keystone Stables. Log onto www.mtncasa.org for more information.

Volunteer Supervision

April 7 from 3pm-5pm, April 11 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, April 18 from 10:30am – 12:30 pm and Thursday April 21 from 10:30am – 12:30 pm.

Arrange individually. We have an exciting new “To Do” feature in Optima. This one will save time and reduce e-mails!

Volunteer Appreciation

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Food Hedz in Frisco for our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. We appreciated sharing this special time with our volunteers.

New Volunteer Training

We look forward to training our new volunteers! This training will be Tuesday & Thursday evenings and Saturdays, beginning April 26.

Education Resource

CASA Library of Books We have quite a few books covering all sorts of topics that will help volunteers understand the dynamics of their assigned children and families. Stop by and take a look!

Become a Mentor

Our new CASA’s are committed to providing excellent service for the children. They rely on experienced people (like you). Please consider this exciting opportunity to share your knowledge with a new CASA. Let a staff member know if you are interested.