New Year, New You - Impacting Outcomes for Kids Starting January 2023
ORGANIZATION: CASA OF THE FOX CITIES INC
Please visit the new page to apply.
Start the new year with new service for children, families, and our community!
We'll teach you how to advocate for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. If you are good communicator who wants good things for children, this could be an excellent opportunity to truly make an impact. No special experience is required. We provide initial and ongoing training and support.
As a CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, you will be part of a team of people advocating for the safety and wellbeing of youth and children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
You will do this by:
- Learning about them
- Spending time with them
- Collaborating with others including social workers, attorneys, and direct service providers
- Attending hearings or other meetings regarding their safety, wellbeing, and permanence
- Provide written reports to the court on a regular basis
One of the most important results of your service is laying the foundation for resilience. Your continued presence in their lives tells them they are worthy of your time and attention. This feeling of worth is the building block of resilience that will help them overcome adverse childhood experiences.
Statistics show that the presence of just one consistent adult helps children who have experienced trauma. Could you be that person?
The best way to begin discovering if advocacy could be right for you is to check out our website, and then attend an information session. These one-hour sessions are held remotely via Zoom. You will learn about our organization, and things to consider about becoming an advocate including training, how much time you’ll need, and so on.
Though subject to change, our final information sessions for the year are:
- Wednesday, 12/7 at Noon
- Wednesday, 12/14 at 6 PM
- Monday, 12/19 at Noon
Attending now will give you all the information you need. Then, relax through the holidays and we'll start training the week of January 16th.
Contact Leah for a link to an information session, or to find something that works with your schedule. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-257-4733 ext. 107.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CASA OF THE FOX CITIES INC
1500 N CASALOMA DR STE 200, APPLETON, WI 54913, US
To advocate in our local courts, with community volunteers to achieve placement in safe and permanent homes for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
CASA of the Fox Cities, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, is dedicated to training volunteers who are assigned by judges to monitor children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Volunteers meet with these children regularly and provide reports to the court. Judges use those reports to determine what is in the best interest of these vulnerable children.
1500 N Casaloma Dr. Suite 200Appleton, WI 54913
November 29, 2022
- Critical Thinking
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Once trained, an advocate can plan to spend 1-2 hours per week on their advocacy.
- Prospective advocates must attend an information session, complete an application and complete initial training which is a total of 30 hours.