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Continuing Education

Online training available to learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

An alternative way to fulfill your required Mandated Reporter Training


Current Events

The Environmental Science Workshop is a unique program for students to engage in hands-on science concepts, while gaining an appreciation for how surplus materials can be kept out of the landfill and re-used in creative and exciting ways.

Capitola City Leadership Council is seeking for youth to be on the strategic plan core team.
Applicants must live within the Soquel Union Elementary School District, and have participated in at least one Capitola Recreation Program. Must be accompanied to meetings by an adult if under the age of 18.

Information regarding parking at the CASA house, please read.

Contact Erika Anderson at Erika.anderson@santacruzcounty.us or call (831) 454-7229 to schedule your tour.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) in the library will be for ages 8-12.

Participants will learn about and make (electronic) creations from little bits kits with the help of staff from the Environmental Science workshop.

Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m.
Watsonville Main Library Storytime Room


Free Stuff

Does your child love learning about animals? Get started on your holiday shopping and sign them up for our Frosty Paws Winter Camp for ages 8 - 12 taking place December 30th - January 3rd at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter!

The Environmental Science Workshop is a unique program for students to engage in hands-on science concepts, while gaining an appreciation for how surplus materials can be kept out of the landfill and re-used in creative and exciting ways.

Saturday December 14, 2019
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Agricultural History Project | 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville

Free entrance to MOD for advocates & CASA children.
1855 41st Ave, Suite C-10, Capitola

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

425 Washington Street, Monterey


Announcements

CASA of Santa Cruz County has been selected as one of four CASA programs in the State of California to participate in a Pilot Project to serve youth in the Juvenile Justice system, a.k.a. youth on probation.

Susan wanted to have 100 children when she grew up. She and her husband compromised at three kids of their own. But she knew she wanted to help young people. After retiring from her long career as a lawyer, she went looking for an opportunity to make a difference.
Susan may not have had those 100 children she wanted when she was young, but she is making a major difference for quite a few CASA youth.  Read the full article here.

Capitola City Leadership Council is seeking for youth to be on the strategic plan core team.
Applicants must live within the Soquel Union Elementary School District, and have participated in at least one Capitola Recreation Program. Must be accompanied to meetings by an adult if under the age of 18.

Download resiliency tools here!

On August 13, 2019, the Hon. Ariadne Symons swore in 18 community members as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care. This was upon their completion of the CASA 35-hour training program.

Meet our new Advocate Supervisor and Early Childhood Specialist, Roxy Greenspan!

Congratulations to our newest class of Court Appointed Special Advocates sworn in this week by Judge Connolly.

Shockingly in our country, nearly ¼ of all child abuse victims are under the age of one.  And in Santa Cruz, nearly 40% of the children who were found to be victims of abuse were under the age of two. Knowing that raising healthy children starts at day one and hearing these statistics, how can we not be moved to act? Read the full article.

CASA of Santa Cruz County is proud to announce that Lynda Leigh, a long-time CASA volunteer Advocate has won the Cesar E. Chavez Award in the Adult Role Model category. The awards ceremony was held on March 28, 6:00 PM in the City of Watsonville Community Room


 

 

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