Thursday, November 29, 2012

Join us for CASA's 25th Anniversary Celebration!

In Gratitude

We Invite the Community
To Join us in Celebration
Of our 25th Anniversary

Thursday, November 29
4:30 to 6:00pm
CASA, 500 North Main St. #310

Thank you to all of our CASA Volunteers and Mentors and to all of our supporters throughout the years who have made it possible for us to now serve over 1300 abused, neglected and high risk children every year.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Brief: Childhood Trauma and Its Effect on Healthy Development

This brief, authored by the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, defines trauma and uses a developmental perspective to discuss its prevalence and effect on young children, school-aged children and adolescents. Download a copy of Childhood Trauma and Its Effect on Healthy Development from the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention website

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Participate in Webinars About Identity Theft

In November and December 2012, the National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN) will host two OVC-funded Webinars on the topic of identity theft.

On November 20, 2012, at 2 to 4 p.m. ET, NITVAN will conduct a Webinar on identity theft and children in foster care ( It will feature Steven Toporoff, Federal Trade Commission; Joanna Crane, an identity theft expert; and a panel of coalition coordinators, including:

• Hazel Heckers, Identity Theft Advocacy Network of Colorado

• Sunrise Ayers, Idaho Coalition Against Identity Theft

• Anne Gargano-Ahmed, Wisconsin Identity Theft Coalition

Each coalition coordinator will discuss their coalition’s initiatives to train foster care parents and workers to detect identity theft and assist young victims before they age out of the system.

On December 17, 2012, at 2 to 4 p.m. ET, NITVAN will conduct a Webinar on the use of identity theft by domestic violence perpetrators as a method of power and control. It will feature Erika A. Sussman, Center for Survivor Agency and Justice; Sara Shoener, Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative; and Deirdre Keys, Minnesota Identity Theft Coalition.

Registration is required to attend the Webinars.

Stay tuned for a 2013 OVC Web Forum Guest Host Session on Child Welfare Agencies Responding to Child Identity Theft with Howard Davidson, Catherine Heath, and Steven Toporoff. Visit the OVC Web Forum for more details about the Guest Hosts and sign up for the E-Alert to be notified of the date and participation details.

Wings For Life - Legal Issues Concering Our Children

Wings for L.I.F.E.

(Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education)

PRESENTER: Ms. Judy Pittman, Attorney-at-Law


Doors open at 5:45 PM. Meeting starts at 6:15PM

Roswell Boys & Girls Club
201 S. Garden
SUNDAY, November 18th, 2012
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

For Questions call: Shelly @ 317-2042
Free Dinner Provided

Crafts for children in a family friendly environment
(Sitter available)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

New Podcast: Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare

Judge Louis A. Trosch Jr. of the 26th Judicial District in Mecklenburg County, NC, has done extensive work both personally and professionally to address issues of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Hear Judge Trosch talk about what disproportionality is and why it exists, and offer ways to address these issues in your own community. Listen now.