August 2015 CASACD Newsletter

August 2015 at CASA of the Continental Divide
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August 2015

Above: Joy Chandler and Mary Ann Leake of Clear Creek County are recognized for their outstanding contribution as CASA volunteers.  They are pictured with Clear Creek County Commissioners, Phil Buckland, Tom Hayden, and Tim Mauck.

Current Volunteer Trainings

Between Families: Book Discussion 
CASACD Volunteer Educational Meeting.  Between Families is a realistic account of a 12-year-old girl’s coming of age from a life of chaos and later in an institution. It examines issues of institutionalization, shame, abuse, sexual abuse, family, addictions, and identity.  August 12th from 5:30-8 at Dillon Community Church  Please RSVP.

Trauma 101 by Dr. James Henry
Free! August 20, 2015 from 9am – 4pm.  Colorado Mountain College – Edwards Campus.  Lecture Hall.  Understanding the impact of trauma.  Please RVSP to Michelle at

Nonprofit Educational Seminar – August 6
“Crucial Conversations” focuses on cutting through behavior that can impede both personal and progressional productivity.  Born out of “The 7 Habits for Highly Effective People”  Colorado Mountain College – Edwards from 10-11:30am August 6, 2015 $10.  RSVP to

August Lunchtime Learning: Compassion Fatigue
The Summit County Lunchtime Learning is returning. Our next event will be on Wednesday, July 29nd at 12:00pm in the Ten Mile Room of the Medical Office Building on the hospital campus in Frisco. This learning series is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about subjects specific to behavioral health and is presented by mental health professionals in your community.  

Volunteer Supervision


Summit/Lake/Clear Creek Counties- Meet at the CASA office; conference room 101: Wednesday August 5 from 10am-12pm and Wednesday August 19 from 5pm-7pm
Eagle County- Meet at the Avon Library; small meeting room:  Tuesday August 11 from 5pm-7pm, Monday August 17 from 10am-12pm and Tuesday August 25 from 10am-12pm 

August 6th from  3:00-5:00 in CASA 101

August 20th from 10-noon in CASA 101

(Other meetings individually arranged.)

If you need access to commonly used CASA forms or templates, use our public file for CASA.  CASA’s Dropbox

In This Issue

  • August Trainings/Webinars
  • Supervision dates
  • Changes in the CASACD office

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!

Changes in the CASACD Office

  • Renie Krummel has left her position as our beloved administrative assistant.  If you know of anyone interested in filling this part-time position, let us know!

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