Welcome New CASA Volunteers!
On September 26, 2019, Judge Roger Picquet performed the swearing in ceremony. We are incredibly grateful for all who make this commitment!

Our last training class of 2019 starts October 15th in Atascadero. Please help us by recruiting a friend! Ask them to call CASA 805-541-6542 to learn more or apply at Become a CASA Volunteer 
2019 Holiday Gift Drive
We know it is a little early but there are many steps to make our holiday gift program successful! YOU are the first stop to ensure our kids get a little holiday cheer. Your supervisor is reaching out to you to request a holiday gift idea for your child. Take some time in the next month to ask your kid, foster parent, or caregiver what your child would like or need. We need these requests by November 4th.
Rendezvous 2019
GUILD MEMBERS!
Strong and Committed!
Wow, you all tirelessly spend your time helping our Event Coordinator, Jenae, during event time and every time in between... time after time after time.  Without our guild, these events wouldn't become so successful.  All the hard work towards these events all year long raise much needed funds for each and every abused and neglected child in our county, helping them find their voice, advocating when they feel hopeless. They say it takes a village, or in this case, an entire county to make solid change. Thank you for choosing CASA of San Luis Obispo County to dedicate your time to. Cheers to our CASA Guild! And to many more events to come! 
Case Discussion
Case Discussion- North County Office
8005 Morro Road (Morro Road Education Center), Atascadero.
Wednesday, October 9th, 6 pm
This is your chance to share your experiences and learn from other CASA's.
Earn 2 hours of Continuing Education
  • to find ALL CE opportunities!
Men's Focus Group!!
Wednesday, October 2nd 
from 9:00-10:30 AM
Coastal Peaks Coffee, 
3566 S Higuera St #100, SLO

Join us to learn about community resources, interventions and how best to advocate for our children
RSVP t o staff@slocasa.org

Earn 1 hour of Continuing Education!
Continuing Education Book & Movie Club

Movie Night
Monday, October 14- 6 pm

CASA office - I Tonya

Why: Life & talent lost because of abuse 
Book Club
Monday, November 11- 6 pm

Move fast and you can borrow our November book selection from the CASA office! We have two copies on the shelf right now. First come, first served! 
Online Tracking Form
Click on the link CASA Tracking Form to submit it.
It's Important!
Tracking Forms NEED to be turned in by the 5 th   of each month.
If you have any issues please ask your supervisor for help.
Check this out:
Melanie Barket is CASA's North County Program Manager. Check out Melanie's Interview, on page 7 of the Central Coast Journal explaining the outcomes for a youth in the system when they have a CASA volunteer. Young people in our county need help; last training class will start October 15 in Atascadero.
Three opportunities in October
Continuing Education/ In-Services
Court Report Writin g

Date/Time: October 2, 2019. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: CASA office, San Luis Obispo
Please RSVP to c orton@slocasa.org

Presenter:    Katie Robinson, Sarah DeYoung and Pat Milanijich

Learn the fundamentals of writing a good court report.We’ll discuss basic terminology that will enable you to make appropriate recommendations. We will also discuss the elements of the court report and how to write an effective report for the Court.

We highly recommend all advocates who have not attended this in-service attend. All are welcome – great refresher training for experienced CASAs.

You will receive 2 hours of continuing education.

Family Care Network

Date/Time:  October 15, 2019, 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: Sierra Vista Auditorium, 1010 Murray Ave., San Luis Obispo
Please RSVP to corton@slocasa.org
 
Presenter: Cynthia Barnett, Family Based Services Director 

The topics covered in this training will include:
  • WRAP
  • Transitional Housing Programs (THPP, THP+FC)
  • Shelter WRAP Foster Care (WFC),
  • Intensive Services Foster Care (ISFC)
  •  Regular foster care and adoptions services
  • Rules in foster care and group homes

You will receive 2 hours of continuing education.

Self-Care Day for CASA

Date/Time: October 21, 11 - 2:30 pm
Location: Indian Hills Estates Clubhouse
6375 Firehouse Canyon Road Avila Beach
Lunch included!

Presenter: Dr. Hannah Roberts

Working within the child welfare system can be triggering and stressful. Self-care is a must in order to avoid burn out. Come learn about your body’s unique stress response and how to work with that stress response for optimal stress management and self-care. We will incorporate a number of experiential self-care activities, including an art therapy exercise and a grounding guided mediation. In addition, we will discuss trauma informed care and how we can help the children we advocate for as well as caring for ourselves.
     
Dr. Hannah Roberts is a licensed clinical psychologist. In her private practice in San Luis Obispo, she focuses on helping teens, college students, and adults manage stress, anxiety, and trauma in order to live full and meaningful lives.
You will Earn 3 hours of continuing education.
Free & Low Cost Activities
A great way to build a good relationship with your child is to pursue activities that are child centered or fun for the child.
Click to view October Calendar
Have fun with your child, Free tickets!
The San Luis Obispo City Firefighters are hosting an event featuring top Magicians and Jugglers from Hollywood's famous Magic Castle! Sunday, October 27th at 2 pm.
They are inviting children and families to get together for an amazing afternoon. Print your ticket Print your tickets!
CASA Court Calendars
Court reports are due four weeks prior to your court date. Hearing dates are subject to change; please confirm hearing dates with your supervisor. October November

CASA of SLO County is  grateful  for our Corporate sponsors

Bank of the Sierra
Community West Bank
Med Stop
San Luis Sports Therapy
Sentinel Peak Resources LLC
Susan Polk Insurance