January 2016

In This Issue

  • Volunteers Celebrate Togetherness
  • Press Release
  • Supervision Dates
  • Interview TV 8
  • New Volunteer Training
  • Current Volunteer Trainings

6 Month Reunion Nurturing Friendships

Left to Right: Erin Gallimore, Amy Gish, Andi Liebowitz, Cindy Holdens, and Lizzy Anderson (in the middle). Volunteers who trained with CASA during 2015 smile as they celebrate their 6 month reunion and celebrate their friendships.

Many thanks to all of our volunteers!

Press Release – CASA Receives National Recognition!!

CASA of the Continental Divide serving Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit Counties has just been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate CASA Association. This certification recognizes that CASA of the Continental Divide is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy.

Volunteer Supervision

Supervision with Colleen:
Summit / Lake / Clear Creek Counties – meet at the CASA office; conference room 101: Thursday January 14, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and Tuesday January 19, 5:00 to 7:00.
Eagle County – meet at the Avon Library; small meeting room: Thursday January 21, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and Thursday January 28, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Supervision with Jean:
Summit / Lake / Clear Creek Counties – meet at the CASA office; conference room 101: Wednesday January 13th, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and January 26th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Lake County – Meet at Leadville Library: Thursday January 21, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.
Clear Creek County – 101 – January 7th, 12:00 PM to 2:00PM.

Hurry! Flex Training for New Volunteers

Starts January 18
Volunteers – Tell your friends & family how volunteerism with CASA touches many children’s lives. Let your Advocate Manager know if you know someone who would like to volunteer with our team.

One Child at a Time….

Alpine Bank – Avon Branch sponsors CASA for TV interview on TV8 Vail. View Kathy Reed challenges our community to “change the world 1 child at a time,” by volunteering for CASA. Kathy makes the point that the New Year motivates us to make change. Kathy invites the audience to make a change in a child’s life this year. She continues by discussing the upcoming training for new volunteers as well as the ongoing need for volunteers to service incoming cases. invites adults to make a change in a child’s life this year.

Mental Health First Aid – Summit County (Training)

Mindsprings Health reports that registration is now open for the winter Mental Health First Aid classes in Summit County! Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking, internationally recognized evidence-based training program committed to empowering individuals to identify, understand and respond to those in mental health and substance abuse crises. MHFA encompasses two curricula: a core program tailored for Adults and Youth Mental Health First Aid, a separate program for adults that work with youth. Each are available as interactive 8-hours courses and can be conducted as a one-day seminar.

Adult MHFA: Wed Jan 20, 2016 08:30 AM – 04:30 PM (8 hours)Summit County Senior Center Frisco, CO 80443

Youth MHFA: January 13, 2016 08:30AM – 04:30PM
Summit County Senior Center Frisco, CO 80443

Registration is open at Mental Health First Aid – Colorado! To register for a class, go to http://www.mhfaco.co and click on “find a class.”