Tag: CASA of Coconino County

CASA of Coconino County Shows Appreciation to Those Who Served

| May 25, 2020
CASA of Coconino County Shows Appreciation to Those Who Served

Monday is Memorial Day and CASA of Coconino County would like to show appreciation to our U.S. Armed Forces. Those who have served and continue to serve their country are an inspiration.

We cannot forget the reason for the Memorial Day holiday – honoring those who have lost their lives while selflessly serving our country. CASA of Coconino County pays their respect to these heroes.

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Make a Difference for National Foster Care Month

| May 12, 2020
Make a Difference for National Foster Care Month

The month of May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the critical role that we each can play in transforming the lives of foster youth in our communities. There are currently more than 13,000 children in foster care in Arizona and 387 of these children currently reside in Coconino County.

Thousands of committed foster parents, social workers, advocates, professionals, and volunteers work tirelessly to protect and nurture these vulnerable children and find them a permanent, stable place to call home but there is more the community can do to help. 

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Celebrating the Impact CASA Volunteers Have on Children for National Volunteer Month

| April 6, 2020
Celebrating the Impact CASA Volunteers Have on Children for National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month and CASA of Coconino County expresses their deepest appreciation for the men and women who stand up for abused and neglected children in Arizona. These dedicated Count Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are making a difference in children’s lives, giving them a voice in court and advocating for their best interest.

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CASA of Coconino County issues a Call to Arms for volunteers in response to the predicted impact of COVID-19

| March 31, 2020
CASA of Coconino County issues a Call to Arms for volunteers in response to the predicted impact of COVID-19

COCONINO COUNTY — CASA of Coconino County is in critical need to increase the number of dedicated members of the community to step up and become Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers, and help break the cycle of abuse and neglect, through supporting children and families. There are over 14,000 children in out of home […]

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Beginning of School Year May Reveal Child Abuse, Neglect

| August 23, 2017
Beginning of School Year May Reveal Child Abuse, Neglect

The end of summer and the start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children. But for some, the beginning of school could reveal a dark secret when signs of abuse and neglect these children have suffered over the summer are noticed by teachers, staff and other parents.

“Because children can be subject to less adult supervision during the summer, reports of suspected abuse and neglect can spike at the start of the school year,” said CASA of Coconino County Coordinator Amber Martin.

Many of the children who are confirmed as victims are removed from their homes and placed into foster care – often far from their friends, families and schools. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers from CASA of Coconino County are specially screened and trained to speak up for abused and neglected children who, through no fault of their own, end up in the foster care system.

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Best for Babies Foster Parent Training

| July 22, 2017
Best for Babies Foster Parent Training

CASA of Coconino County invites you to join us for the Best for Babies Foster Parent Training. This will be presented by Meghan Hays-Davis, MAS IMH-E, in a three hour training and aims to increase your knowledge of the needs of young children in foster care through an interactive, discussion based format using real time case examples and relationship based interventions. The training will be held on July 28, 2017 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Juvenile Court Center.

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Best for Babies Foster Parent Training

| July 15, 2017
Best for Babies Foster Parent Training

CASA of Coconino County invites you to join us for the Best for Babies Foster Parent Training. This will be presented by Meghan Hays-Davis, MAS IMH-E, in a three hour training and aims to increase your knowledge of the needs of young children in foster care through an interactive, discussion based format using real time case examples and relationship based interventions. The training will be held on July 28, 2017 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Juvenile Court Center.

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Best for Babies Foster Parent Training

| July 8, 2017
Best for Babies Foster Parent Training

CASA of Coconino County invites you to join us for the Best for Babies Foster Parent Training. This will be presented by Meghan Hays-Davis, MAS IMH-E, in a three hour training and aims to increase your knowledge of the needs of young children in foster care through an interactive, discussion based format using real time case examples and relationship based interventions. The training will be held on July 28, 2017 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Juvenile Court Center.

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CASA’s Needed!

| April 8, 2017
CASA’s Needed!

CASAs are desperately needed in Coconino County! CASA volunteers will stay with children who are victims of abuse or neglect until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many of these children, CASA volunteers are the only constant adult presence in their life at the time.

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