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The Advocate
CASA of Sedgwick County
December, 2019
Holiday Open House

Celebrate the Holidays with CASA!
Featuring festive music, festively dressed staff, hot coco, wassail, and plenty of snacks and sweets.
Where: The CASA Office

When: December 18th, come and go from 4 PM - 6 PM
 
Advocate Spotlight
Kim Snapp
Kim is a passionate and dedicated induvial who goes above and beyond for her CASA family. She is always in contact with them and is receiving updates due to her ability to engage the family and maintain her relationship with them. Her notes and hours are always on time and provide great insight in the work Kim is doing for her CASA kiddos. Kim always has a way of getting things done, even when things get tough Kim bulldozes through it with a great attitude. I enjoy working with Kim and am constantly humbled by her knowledge and work ethic. -Rheanna Pierce, SPC

Happy Birthday, Advocates!

12/06 Courtney Schnell
12/09 Becky Waldschmidt
12/18 Susan Kovar
12/18 Melisha Oakleaf-Wilson
12/22 Rosalba Terrazas
12/23 Amy Fuqua
12/27 Lindsay McClellan
 

CASAversaries

5 Years - Doug Zeller 
3 Years - Katherine Davis
3 Years - Vickey Morey 
2 Years - Jim Gates
2 Years - Howard McDaniel
2 Years - Deborah Smith
1 Year - Ramona Chapman
1 Year - Lisa Fancis 
1 Year - Shireen Gooch
1 Year - Scott Hannon
1 Year - Courtney Webb

 
Upcoming CEU Opportunities
 
January 21st 6 - 8 PM: Trauma Informed Care with the Child Advocacy Center. 1211 S Emporia St, Wichita KS, 67211
 

Visit casaofsedgwickcounty.org to register and find more information
 
In order to remain certified, all advocates (unless preservice training was completed in 2019) must have 12 hours of CEU credit by 12/31/19. If you are unsure of where you stand with CEU's or you need assistance obtaining the required hours, please contact your SPC or Kim Gerstenkorn ASAP. 
 
Self Led CEU Ideas
 
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: ncts.org

Child Welfare Information Gateway: childwelfare.gov

 
Books related to child welfare, foster care, or any subject matter that relates to the children and families we serve. Time for books depends on the length of the book with a maximum of 4 hours. If you have questions about whether or not a book would count or how much time it would be worth, check with your SPC or Kim Gerstenkorn. 
 

CASA night at Wichita Thunder

CASA will be featured at the Wichita Thunder game on #ILOVEWICHITA night, January 11th, 2020. We would love for you to attend the game and show your support for CASA. Use this link to purchase tickets *it is important that you use the provided link so that CASA gets sales credit* (if it does not work please contact the CASA office): https://fevo.me/casa

50% of all ticket sales *using the above link* will go to CASA. CASA staff will also be selling chuck-a-puck's at the game and will earn 50% of all sales.
CASA Connection
 
Coffee with CASA will be every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of the month from 9 AM – 10:30 AM at Sente Games and Refreshments - 132 E Douglas Ave

There will be no 3rd Thursday evening gathering in December, instead we ask you to visit with us at the Holiday open house on 12/18. We will pick back up with the evening meeting schedule on January 16th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Watermark. 
 
We look forward to seeing you! 
 
Current CASA Stats: 
 
80 Certified Advocates 
112 Children currently being served
79 Children referred by the court, waiting for a CASA
Next training class: 1/14/20 - 2/18/20

 
We have 12 individuals committed to the next pre-service training class and are close to our goal of having a full class of 15. If you know someone interested in becoming a CASA, there is still time for them to join the training! The first step is to fill out an application through casaofsedgwickcounty.org.
 
Items available at the CASA office: 
  • Fleece Tie Blankets
  • Knit hats
  • Books (all ages) 
  • Hygiene bags that contain shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Stuffed animals
  • Clothing items (younger kids)
  • Winter coats
If your CASA child is in need of any of these items please contact your Senior Peer Coordinator to arrange pick up. 
 
The CASA office will be closed December 24th, 25th, and January 1st 
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