Wings for L.I.F.E. (Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education) COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Be the Change you Want to See! PRESENTED BY: Jimmy Masters, Health Educator-Dept. of Health
St. Andrew’s Parish Hall 505 N Pennsylvania Ave. SUNDAY, November 24th, 2013 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM For Questions call: Shelly @ 317-2042 Dinner provided and Arts & Crafts for Children in a family friendly environment (Sitter available)
Join us Friday, November 22nd at 5:00 at First American Bank for the event of the season! Winter Wonderland is an auction event of fabulous Christmas Decor. Proceeds support the work of CASA. Entrance is free. Delicious food and drink are provided. Thank you to First American Bank, Xcel Energy and Lovelace Regional Hospital for making this possible.
Tis the season for giving and Roswell Nissan is doing just
that. Starting this Monday through the
end of the month, Roswell Nissan will
donate $100 per vehicle sold to Chaves County CASA.
Last year alone, Chaves County CASA served around 1400 local
children. CASA depends on donations and
volunteers to continue their supports of Chaves County's abused and neglected
children. Please help Roswell Nissan by
donating your time, money or a toy donation from a CASA Tree this holiday
CWLA is presenting several
upcoming webinar opportunities that may be of interest to CASA/GAL program
staff. This week and next week they are holding presentations on different
approaches (community-based and public heath-based) for reducing serious child
maltreatment among children 0-5.
Also, on November 21 CWLA will
hold a webinar on the emerging issue of the use of medical marijuana with
children and adolescents.
All Children - All Families has
identified ten key benchmarks of LGBT cultural competency: proven best
practices in supporting and serving LGBT youth and families. Agencies that
participate in All Children - All Families work to meet each of these
benchmarks using the project's innovative resources, including an online agency
self-assessment tool, comprehensive staff training, free technical assistance
If an agency achieves all of
the benchmarks, it is recognized as a "Leader in Supporting and Serving
LGBT Youth and Families" and awarded the All Children - All Families Seal
of Recognition. This seal can be used to enhance your agency's outreach and
recruitment efforts within the LGBT community and to reassure LGBT youth and
their families of your commitment.
To learn more and participate
or visit hrc.org/acaf and click "Get
Combining their expertise in
technology and the law, Sharon Nelson and John Simek lead a nationally known
legal technology and computer forensics company. Their work includes computer
forensics and data recovery services, expert witness testimony on a broad range
of technology and electronic evidence subjects, and litigation support services
related to e-discovery. Sharon and John are also volunteers with Fairfax (VA)
In the latest National CASA podcast,
John and Sharon share tips on working with the legal system and keeping things
confidential using online tools, as well as thoughts about using Skype to meet
with CASA youth.
19th National Conference on Child Abuse and
Neglect - Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for
the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. This year’s conference
theme is “Making Meaningful Connections.” The conference focuses on the
intersections between policy, research and practice, and will also celebrate
the 40th Anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
This conference is sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse
Young adults who left foster
care at 18 years old or older and will be younger than 26 on January 1, 2014,
can get Medicaid health insurance coverage until they are 26 years old. But
they have to sign up! Caseworkers should talk with teenagers/young adults who
qualify about signing up now. Youth who were in foster care and returned home,
or were adopted or stayed with other family, may still be able to get Medicaid
depending on their income.