December 2015

In This Issue

  • Happy Holidays
  • Volunteer Staff Party
  • Volunteer Training Opportunities
  • Group Supervision
  • Colorado Gives Day
  • Volunteer Training
  • Toys for CASA Children

Happy Holidays!

Warmest wishes to all of our volunteers, supporters, families and fellow community members!

CASA Volunteer Staff Party!

Hosted by Lizzy Anderson

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015, 6:00 PM
Where: 0311 Alpine, Dillon Valley
RSVP: 970-376-3696

Current Volunteer Trainings

Video: Addressing how trauma can impact brain development. The video takes place in an alternative school. The video helps us understand some of behaviors we may see in children.

Training: Creating Trauma Informed Systems: Utilizing a Trauma Perspective to Advocate for Your Clients and Inform Court Decisions. Understand trauma’s physiological changes to the brain and long term harm to families. February 11, 2016, from 8:30 – 12:00, in Denver Metro Area TBD. For more information Email

Mental Health First Aid: Offered by Mindspings Health, in Summit County. Adult MHFA January 20th and Youth MHFA January 13, 2016. Learn Evidence Based practice for understanding & responding to people experiencing mental health and substance abuse crisis.

Volunteer Supervision

December 10th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in CASA 101
December 16 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in CASA 101

December 8th 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Avon Library small mtg. rm.
December 10th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Avon Library small mtg. rm.

December 8th 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CASA 101
December 9th 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CASA 101

December 9th 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Clear Creek Courthouse
December 17th 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Leadville

(Other meetings individually arranged.)

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

Remember Colorado Gives Day!

For the sixth year running, Community First Foundation & First Bank are partnering to present Colorado Gives day, on December 8th. It’s a state wide movement to celebrate & increase philanthropy in Colorado, through on-line giving.

New Volunteer Training

Flex Training begins January 2016. We welcome our new volunteers!

Toys for CASA Children

We are receiving toys to give to our CASA children. The toys are unwrapped and available for pick up on December 18, 2015. Please call Allison by December 16, to arrange 970-513-9390.