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National CASA Podcasts

National CASA Podcasts

Check out the Podcasts provided by National CASA regarding .  They cover a wide range of topics and include stories by advocates.    Each one counts for .5 hours of continuing education. To complete the training send an email to your advocate supervisor with a short...
Why are teens impulsive?

Why are teens impulsive?

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their BrainsInformation about the neurological development of teens and the pitfalls that they face.  Click on the picture to read the NPR Article (there is also a PodCast).  To complete the training send an...
CALM Presentation 2016

CALM Presentation 2016

Presentation (September 2016 Volunteer Meeting)CALM presented information about the services they provide in the community.  Check out the power point.  This counts for .5 hours Continuing Ed.  Be sure to report your hours. Handout for Santa Maria...
Fourteen New Child Advocates Sworn In in Santa Maria

Fourteen New Child Advocates Sworn In in Santa Maria

  On Wednesday, June 6th, the Honorable Arthur A. Garcia swore in 14 community members as CASA volunteers—court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. Many individuals attended the ceremony to support the new class of volunteers, including...
Meet Ava

Meet Ava

Ava is just 5 months old. She was removed from her mother at birth because she tested positive for opioids. Her foster mother is having trouble finding the right formula to keep Ava at a healthy weight. She needs to see the doctor every two weeks.  Ava needs an...