A Child Harmed Every 9 Minutes ... How YOU can help!

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Name: A Child Harmed Every 9 Minutes ... How YOU can help!
Date: May 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Event Description:

When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.

CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed to advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers money and children’s futures by helping children find a safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.

CASA continues to provide valuable volunteer advocacy for every abused child in this area. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.

These volunteers bring three critical qualities to their work: they focus on one case at a time; they bring a unique perspective to the court case; and their sole objective is representing the best interests of the child.

Join our Advocates Academy and YOU can be that CHANCE for a Child!  Pre-Service training consists of 30 hours, 10 hours face-to-face and the remainder is presented through on-line tutorials and at-home study material.  

Event Media:
Location:
CASA office 
2309 S. Day Street in Brenham

If there is enough interest in your local area, we will conduct the training in your city! 
Date/Time Information:
Mondays, May 1st & May 15th  9 am - 2 pm

Or if these alternate days / times work with your schedule better: 
Tuesdays, May 2nd & May 16th   12 - 5 pm
OR
Wednesdays, May 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th  5:30 - 8 pm
Contact Information:
CASA for Kids of South Central Texas
Fees/Admission:
No Charge to attend training or to join our program, but the Reward you will gain is PRICELESS! 
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