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The Advocate
CASA of Sedgwick County
November 2019

StepUp for CASA

 
Help raise awarness and funds for CASA of Sedgwick County by participating in a virtual step challenge! The agency has set a collective goal to take 1,000, 000 steps and raise $25,000 on December 3rd which is Nationally recognized as "Giving Tuesday" -  an international day of charitable giving. In order to achieve this goal we need individual participants to pledge personal step and fundraising goals.  #GivingTuesday  is a day to give back to your community and therefore is a great day to create awareness for CASA!  For more information and to register to participate: visit our event page at firstgiving.com.
The CASA office will be closed 11/28 & 11/29
we hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Advocate Spotlight
Scott Hannon 
 
Scott is being featured as CASA’s advocate of the month for an array of reasons. Scott is always thorough when it comes to his case. He has built an impressive relationship with his kids and always visits them for lunch at their school. Scott is open and available for communication with all individuals involved in his case. Scott is consistent in attending Coffee with CASA and always has excellent additions to the conversations. We really appreciate Scott for being dependable and consistent and for his desire to help humanity. These are essential qualities that make an excellent CASA!

Happy Birthday, Advocates!

11/06 Sharon Green-Lee
11/09 Donald Jackson
11/12 Rebecca Gale
11/12 Tobi Castelli
11/15 Julie Kohen
11/21 Ramona Alvarez
11/22 Jennifer Arias-Miller
11/23 Scott Hannon

CASAversaries

1 Year  - Robert Dymond
1 Year - Julie Egy
1 Year - Bruce Gass
1 Year - Kathy Shinkle

Upcoming CEU Opportunities
 
December 2nd – Comcare Children's Services 1PM – 3 PM,
at Riverwalk Church of Christ, 225 N Waco St, Wichita, KS 67202

 
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. 

The paradox of trauma-informed care | Vicky Kelly | TED

Watch this TED talk and fill out a CEU credit report form, turn it in to your SPC for 30 minutes of CEU credit. 
CASA Connection
 
Coffee with CASA will be every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday of the month from 9 AM – 10:30 AM at the following locations:
 
1st Friday: Sente Games and Refreshments - 132 E Douglas Ave
3rd Friday: Milkfloat - 535 W Douglas Ave #140
5th Friday: Watermark Books & Café - 4701 E Douglas Ave

 
 There will be no Coffee with CASA 11/29

An evening gathering will take place every 3rd Thursday
from 5:30 PM – 7 PM at Watermark Books & Café
- 4701 E Douglas Ave

Please watch for a reminder/confirmation email a few days before each meeting as dates and locations are subject to change
 
We look forward to seeing you! 
CASA News
Wichita's NPR station KMUW saw CASA's call to action and reached out to Executive Director, Sandra Bradley, for an interview.  The story is currently being featured on their website www.kmuw.org
Current CASA Stats 
 
88 Certified Advocates 
117 Children currently being served
76 Children referred by the court, waiting for a CASA
Next training class: 1/14/20 - 2/18/20
Anyone interested in becoming a CASA volunteer should visit 
casaofsedgwickcounty.org to fill out an application. 
Items available at the CASA office: 
  • 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. 
Holiday Open House

Celebrate the Holidays with CASA!
Featuring festive music, sugar cookie decorating, hot coco, wassail, and plenty of snacks and sweets.
Where: The CASA Office

When: December 18th, come and go from 4 PM - 6 PM
 
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