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Welcome to CASA-GAL News

Welcome to the first issue of CASA-GAL News. The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (National CASA) has created CASA-GAL News as a way to help members, volunteers, and donors stay connected to the important work of our mission - to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive. If you have questions or comments about this publication, please email marketing@casaforchildren.org.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, National CASA encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making our country a better place for children and families.

2015 Member-Elected Trustees Election Open

Each year, the members of National CASA are invited to participate in the process of electing new members to the Association Board of Trustees. This year, the election of Member-Elected Trustees for National CASA’s Board will be conducted online. Three (3) Member-Elected Trustee positions are open this year. Review this year’s candidates and cast your vote. Read More.

Learning About the Work of CASA Volunteers 

While looking through a local newspaper after the adoption of her son, Sharon Aikman read a headline, “Three children abused by mother and boyfriend.” The issue hit home with her immediately, “Had I not adopted my son, this is what would have happened (to him),” she thought. The 49-year-old registered nurse didn’t stop there. In fact, her next step was at her local CASA program to volunteer as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children. Read more.

Smiley and Elmore Set to Address National CASA/GAL Annual Conference

We are excited and proud to have Mr. Tavis Smiley, best known as the late-night television talk show host on PBS, and Dr. Tim Elmore, author, international speaker, and non-profit leader, address our 2015 National CASA Annual Conference.
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Flex Learning Use on the Rise

The Flex Learning Volunteer Training Curriculum was released in 2012 to give CASA programs across the country a way to provide pre-service volunteer training for potential volunteers who find it difficult to attend 30 hours of in-person training. Read More.

 
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