March 2015 at CASACD


Recruitment Contest with PRIZE!

New Volunteer training starts April 16.  We need 12 trainees to attend.  You can help and win a $25 Visa Gift Card. If you know a person who you feel that would be good Child Advocate Volunteer, refer them to us!  You can send the person’s contact information to us and we will follow up or they may call us and mention your name.If this person follows through in the April training, your name will be put into a raffle to win a $25 Visa Gift Card. The winner will be announced on Thursday April 23, 2015.

Trainings Available

Mandated Reporter Training Webinar
This is a webinar put on by Colorado Child Welfare Department.  Plan on it taking about 2 hours.  You need to follow the link and choose the first training listed under “Mandatory Reporting for Colorado Professionals”.

CASA Day at the Capital 

March 16th is the CASA Day at the Capital.  Each year CASA programs go to the capital and meet with our representatives. This is an opportunity that CASA takes to let those who set policy know about the needs of the children we serve. You are invited to come to the capital and meet with legislators.  We are still in the planning stages but the information I have now is the event would be from 8:00am-12:00pm.  We meet in the morning with CASA lobbies who while orientate us to the day.  The CASA in Colorado office can set up with individual meetings with our representatives who we haven’t met with yet.
What I need to know from you is if you are interested in attending.  Once I know who would like to come I will make arrangements for setting up meetings and possible carpooling as needed.   Please let Kathy know by March 3rd if you want to participate.

Activity for Your Kids 
You can watch together or suggest your assigned child watch Tracy Beaker, a 20 minute children’s show about a 10-year-old foster girl who comes off as having “behavioral problems” by adults, but she tells stories of her mother being a Hollywood star who is busy making films, which is why she can not visit her daughter.  This is a British show that can be found on you tube.  
The Tracy Beaker Show

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!

Group Supervision


Summit/Lake/Clear Creek County Volunteers: 
CASA office- Conference room 101: Wednesday March 11 from 5 PM to 7 PM and
Tuesday March 24 from 10 AM to 12 PM
Eagle County Volunteers:
Avon Library: Wednesday March 25 from 5pm-7pm

March 4th from 3-5pm in CASA office room 101.
March 5th from 3-5 in CASA office room 101.
March 18th from 11-1 in Leadville Courthouse
Other meetings individually arranged.

Toys for CASA kids

We have a lot of brand new donated toys for kids ages 0-18 if any CASAs are able to pick up a toy for their assigned child/ren.  Please call our office.  970-513-9390