Welcome New CASA Volunteers
Judg e Roger Picquet s wore in seven new CASA volunteers. Now, 14 children on our wait list will be assigned a CASA volunteer. We thank them for their commitment to serve our community!
We need more CASA Volunteers for 2019

Our research shows that CASA Advocates are our best source for new volunteers. With 244 more kids in our county needing a CASA right now, can you help us help them?

South County - Grace Bible Church, Arroyo Grande, starting September 23rd, (25, 27, 30 October 2, 9), from 9 am to 3 pm

North County - CASA Office (Morro Road Education Center ) training sessions will be held on seven consecutive Tuesday nights beginning October 15 thru Nov 26 from 6 to 9 pm

Tell your friends about CASA. Ask them to call CASA 805-541-6542 or learn more to apply and Become a CASA Volunteer 
Resources to help you earn your 2019/2020 Continuing Education
You can find ALL CASA and Community training scheduled for Continuing Education at slocasa.org under Advocate Resources , the tab CONTINUING EDUCATION CALENDAR
Case Discussion- SLO CASA Office
Wednesday, September 17th, from 12 pm to 2 pm.
This is your opportunity to share your experiences and learn from other CASA's
Earn 2 hours of Continuing Education!
Click the link and learn how to keep up with your Continuing Education Here is a list of popular movies, books and podcasts
Men's Focus Group!!
Wednesday, Sept4th 
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 teens and probation youth.
RSVP t o staff@slocasa.org

Earn 1 hour of Continuing Education!

Melanie Advocates' Gathering

All supervisors will meet twice a year with their CASA Volunteer team. The idea of these work/ social meetings are to build stronger connections, increase communication channel and discuss what is on your mind.

You will receive 2 hours of continuing education .
Don't miss out,
we have a few seats left!
Last day to buy tickets September 3rd. Click here!
Our signature fundraiser will have a wonderful youth speaker, as well as a CASA advocate speaker telling their story, one of a kind auction items, spectacular food and some of the best wine around! Contact Jenae: jwalters@slocasa.org  or call (805) 541-6542
Lynn Reiss
Reliable and Committed!
 Thank you Lynn for showing up and doing the tough work! 
Advocate Lynn Reiss began her involvement with CASA this year being assigned to her first case in March. This has been a very challenging case that has required Lynn to travel and visit her youth out of county on a regular basis. Lynn has not complained once and relishes the time spent on the road to gather her thoughts and conjure up lots of positivity. Lynn has a varied background having worked in the stock market for over 20 years and then as an Estate Law Attorney for a number of years as well. Lynn understands the value of hard work, setting goals, valuing one’s self worth and has used these attributes to create her own success. She has done this with her CASA youth in a big way, making sure that she knows that Lynn is in her corner and creating special memories for her that will last a lifetime. Lynn has been eager to learn everything needed to advocate for this young lady and has done so without judgment. This case is far from over but I think that Lynn’s involvement will make a world of difference for this young lady.
Book & Movie Club
September - CASA BOOK & Movie Club
CASA office September 9 - at 6pm

If you want to get a jump on the suggested reading for the September Book n Movie Group* selection, then come pick up one of the 3 copies of Fresh Off the Boat that just arrived in the CASA SLO office. It's supposed to be humorous and insightful. This memoir relates the experiences of a person raised in America who was born to immigrants from Taiwan. Author: Eddie Huang
New o nline 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.
Two opportunities in September
Continuing Education/ In-Services
Martha’s Place Children’s Center

Date/Time: September 10, 2019, 2:30 pm - 4 pm
Location: Sierra Vista Hospital Auditorium, 1010 Murray Ave, San Luis Obispo  
Please RSVP to c orton@slocasa.org

Presenter:    Katie M. Cohen, LMFT, Psy D, San Luis Obispo County Health Agency Program Supervisor, Martha’s Place Children’s Center

Dr. Cohen will give an overview of the services offered at Martha’s Place including: 
  • Who is in the population served
  • Who is on the team at Martha’s Place
  • Referral process
  • Specialized pediatric exam
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Impact of trauma on child’s neurobiology and behavior
  • Effects of prenatal substance exposure

You will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education.

Effective Child Advocacy - CASA Refresher In Service

Date/Time:   September 24, 2019, 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:  North County CASA office, 8005 Morro Road (Hwy 41), Atascadero
Please RSVP to corton@slocasa.org
 
Facilitators: CASA Supervisors and Program Associate
 
This REFRESHER course gives you the opportunity to have your questions answered. Want to know what role the CASA advocate plays at WRAP meetings, what is a TDM, what  can  we recommend in our court reports, how to deal with a difficult social worker, what IS the difference between all the hearings, what role can you play if your child is placed out of county? These are just examples of some of the questions you might want to know the answers to. In addition to all of this, our wonderful Program Associate will give an overview of the following:
  • Advocate Resources menu on our website 
  • Tracking Forms; how to fill out and submit them
  • Utilizing Google Docs to share and edit Court Reports 
If you would like Email any questions to corton@slocasa.org prior to the training as. Please submit your questions by September 14.     You don’t need to submit questions to attend.
You will receive 2 hours of continuing education.
Free & Low Cost Activities
T he best predictor on building a good relationship with your child, seems to be pursuing activities that are child centered or fun for the child.
Click to view September Calendar
Let's create fun and good memories
Please visit CASA SLO Office and pick up a sport toy and a book for your child.
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. September October

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