CASA of the Continental Divide's Mission:
CASA of the Continental Divide guides volunteer advocates who ensure a child’s safety, best interest and well-being are at the forefront of legal proceedings.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources:
Resources on Race: Tools and resources, including books, articles, podcasts and more, addressing topics affecting African-Americans, from healthcare disparity to the housing industry.
Latino Diversity and Inclusion Resources: Resources that Latino youth can draw upon, as well as education and data on discrimination.
Supporting LGBT+ Youth: Ways to support the LGBT+ youth we serve, including organizations and resources they can access, as well as books, podcasts and webinars.
Resilience 1220: Resilience 1220 provides services in the form of FREE counseling sessions and support groups for young people ages 12-20, and community outreach and events that increase awareness of mental health issues. ***Visit their website to learn more about the LGBTQ+ trainings and support groups: https://www.resilience1220.org/
Executive Function Training
Executive function and self-regulation skills are like an air traffic control system in the brain—they help us manage information, make decisions, and plan ahead. We need these skills at every stage of life, and while no one is born with them, we are all born with the potential to develop them. But, how do we do that? The Center on the Developing Child created this Guide to Executive Function to walk you through everything you need to know about these skills and how to develop and practice them throughout life.
Video Series Children, Violence & Trauma
- Children, Violence, & Trauma – Introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8vZxDa2KPM
- Children, Violence, & Trauma – Treatments that Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EyvaEk0K-k
- Children, Violence, & Trauma – Community Based Approaches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64jsmsSa-_U
The ACE Study: Building Self-Healing Communities with Robert Anda
The Raising of America documentary
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren website
The Relationship Between FASD and ADHD |Gwendolyn Messer, M.D.
In this course you will learn practical techniques for parenting after separation and understand how to meet the needs of children affected by difficult separations and divorces.
Family First Act
Learn about new legislation regarding keeping kids at home.
InBrief: Resilience Series
Tipping the Scale: The Resilience Game
Adverse Childhood Experiences
ACEs and Toxic Stress: FAQ
Training Module: Executive Function
Know when you should make the call by reviewing this helpful article.
Understand Mandatory Reporting Laws and Enforcement.
- http://www.journal-advocate.com/sterling-local_news/ci_31948549/mandatory-reporting-law-poorly-understood-and-seldom-enforcedThe Opioid Crisis and Foster Care
The Opioid Crisis
Learn more about this ever increasing issue affecting children and families by reviewing this article.
*Please be sure to record all of your training time in Optima. Please include the link to any online articles or trainings. For in person trainings please include a summary, the names and credentials of the presenters for review by your Advocate Manager.
CASA of the Continental Divide acknowledges we are located on the traditional and ancestral lands of the Southern Utes, Uncompahgre Utes, Northern/ White River Utes, and Cheyenne peoples past and present. We acknowledge 48 contemporary tribal nations are historically tied to the lands that make up the state of Colorado. In our daily lives, let us honor and respect those who stewarded the land through generations.
CASACD acknowledges this statement will evolve as we continue to learn the history of the land we occupy. We are in the process of educating ourselves about the atrocities that took place against indigenous peoples on this land.
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