Come to a lunch hosted by CASA of Saline County and learn about how this organization serves the children in Saline County. CASA does this training monthly for volunteers, but they have decided to open it to the public. You might be interested in becoming an advocate, but you don’t know what it’s all about. This will help you learn and decide. The next event is at noon on Tuesday, March 27th at Holiday Inn Express, 7224 Alcoa Road – in the conference room.
- Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. Please do so on the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/173198290137296
CASA is Court Appointed Special Advocates that help abused and neglected children return to a safe environment. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. CASA volunteers go through extensive training and continuing education as they take on more cases.
Here’s more description of this training event from social media:
As Court Appointed Special Advocates/CASAs one of the key components to our work is gathering information (medical, educational, therapeutic, etc.) for the children and families we serve.
We will have PACE administrators, Taylor Carmichael, a Registered Nurse, Stacy Marcotte, a Psychological examiner and Victoria Buchanan, a SLP (Speech & Language Pathologist) from UAMS come and present viable information in reference to the PACE (Project for Adolescent and Child Evaluations )/Foster care report. They will also be available to answer any questions you may have during this session.