October 2015 Newsletter
October CASACD Office Changes.
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October at CASACD.
There will be some big changes in the CASA office this month! Hannah Olszewski is leaving her post as Advocate Manager. She will be having another baby boy in February to her busy. Hannah appreciates her time on staff with CASACD and will miss the volunteers immensely. Her last day is October 29. Her personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to hear from you!
Renie Krummel will be leaving her post as administrative assistant this month as well. She is in the process of selling her home in Summit County after 30+ years and hopes to move to the front range soon. Her last day is October 15.
We would like to introduce you to CASA of the Continental Divide’s new Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper, Allison Bustin. Allison recently celebrated her third anniversary with her husband and their son’s second birthday. She grew up in Mifflintown, PA and also started her family there. In November 2014, she and her family moved from Mifflintown to Steamboat Springs, CO so that her husband could pursue a career in law enforcement. From Steamboat, the Bustins relocated to Kremmling, CO. Allison has many years experience in office management and bookkeeping at the former Richard S. Mills, Inc. Mechanical Services and Beacon of Hope Counseling. She is very excited to bring her experience and knowledge to CASA of the Continental Divide and looks forward to working with current staff, volunteers, and board members.
Resources and Trainings
Compassion Fatigue, Secondary and Vicarious Trauma: Part 1
This is a recording of a 3 part series from a CASA program out of Oakland, CA. The speaker covers the topic of self-care when working in highly emotional situations. Click Here.
Animated CASA Explanation. Here is a CASA video that can help explain the role for you to share with those around you. Click here to watch a video on You Tube.
Former Foster Child Speaks about her CASA. Here is a presentation from the National CASA Conference with a girl speaking about her CASA. Click Here.
Jean Becker-Sullivan is replacing Hannah’s role as Advocate Manager October 21. Jean grew up in Denver, CO and started her family there. She joined her husband in Summit County in 1995, where they raised their 4 children and operated their family business, Summit Systems. Jean attended the University of Northern Colorado where she earned a B.A. in Applied Sociology and a M.A. in Clinical Counseling. Jean has worked as a counselor specializing in care for adolescents and also families experiencing divorce. She has also been committed to volunteering as a domestic violence advocate and at organizations that serve adolescents. Jean enjoys yoga, rollerblading, cooking and outdoor activities. As you can see, Jean has a lot of experience in working with children and families in adverse situations. She will be as asset to our team.
Summit/Lake/Clear Creek Counties- meet at the CASA office; conference room 101: Wednesday October 7 from 10am-12pm and Monday October 19 from 5pm-7pm
Eagle County- meet at the Avon Library; small meeting room: Wednesday October 14 from 5pm-7pm and Tuesday October 20 from 10am-12pm
Summit/Lake Counties – October 21st from 9:30-11:30am in CASA 101. *See note
Clear Creek County – October 14th from 10-12 in Georgetown Courthouse meeting room. **See note
***Hannah would like to meet contact with all of her volunteers this month, so if these dates/times don’t work, please let her know email@example.com
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