Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Plan to eat at Peppers on Friday, November 4!

Peppers Grill & Bar is hosting their “United Way Day” on Friday, November 4. On that day, 10% of all food and beverage sales will benefit United Way of Chaves County.

November 1 Webinar: “Supporting a Healthy Racial and Ethnic Identity in Children”

Join National CASA Training Specialist Terene Bennett on Tuesday, November 1, 10 a.m. PT, for a one-hour webinar, “Supporting a Healthy Racial and Ethnic Identity: The Effective Use of Proactive and Protective Messages.” You will learn more about what these messages are and how they can be utilized effectively when advocating or caring for any child.

Register at the National CASA Training Calendar.

New National CASA Book List Posted in Volunteer Resource Section of

Great Reading Materials that Can Be Used For In-Service Hours!

National CASA staff regularly receive requests for reading materials that would inform the efforts of CASA volunteers and improve their work with children. In response, the Program Services and Communications departments teamed up to bring you this new resource, a National CASA book list. Books are briefly described and categorized by topics including abuse, cultural competency and working with children.

Find this list of more than 100 books in the Volunteers section of, and share your suggestions for books that should be added using our book list recommendation form.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Read the Latest Issue of Child Advocacy Matters

The October edition of National CASA’s monthly e-newsletter, Child Advocacy Matters, highlighted two new youth stories and Michael Piraino’s blog post about the latest research on children in foster care. An archive of the newsletter can be read online. Please encourage your volunteers to sign up for Child Advocacy Matters to stay in touch.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October Happenings


If anyone you know is interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please send them my way or have them go to to fill out an application.

Office Closed October 10th - Columbus Day

Office Closed October 14 - Staff meeting

A&N Court October 18 - 19

Winter Wonderland set up October 29
If anyone wants to come and help with Winter Wonderland setup, feel free to come and join us. It's a lot of fun!

Wings for L.I.F.E. Meeting

(Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education)


PRESENTED BY: Dr. Babak Mirin, M.D. and Dr. David Durham, M.D.

Doors open at 5:45 PM. Meeting starts at 6:00 and doors will be shut at 6:15PM

Lasagna Dinner

Roswell Boys & Girls Club
201 S. Garden
SUNDAY, October 9th, 2011
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

For Questions call: Shelly @ 317-2042

Dinner provided & crafts for children in a family friendly environment
(Sitter available)