Questions & Answers

The lines between being a CASA volunteer and a counselor or being a CASA and a mentor are fuzzy. How do you make sure you’re fulfilling your responsibilities without crossing the line?
Answer: A CASA volunteer becomes a concerned and caring adult in a child’s life so it’s important to be aware of the level of conversation which is taking place. If a dialogue moves beyond the level of natural conversation, and into the realm of what would be considered a counseling issue, the CASA needs to share with the child that there are other people or professionals who can help with processing those issues. Remember that the relationship between a CASA volunteer and the child he/she is working with is not always clearly defined, there is a lot of gray area. It is sometimes difficult to determine where the boundaries lie, so working with your CASA Coordinator is of the utmost important.
For more frequently asked questions and answers click on the link to your right entitled “More CASA Q & A”

 

Stand Up & Take a Bow

Almost two years after it began, one of  Maxine Piper’s 3 current cases has ended Stand Up & take a bow guyhappily in adoption.

Robert and Leslie Tarallo have added a 5th child to their current case load — assisting Judi Tennien on her case.

Bob McLarty has taken on a case involving 2 siblings under 2 years of age adding to the 3 cases he already has.

Thank you all for your continued hard work!!

And we are very happy to report that 4 new CASA applicants will attend next week’s Academy in Phoenix!

May’s Schedule of Events

7th  Globe FCRB

9th  10:00am  Case Support meeting at the Payson CASA Office

16th  10:00am  Friends of CASA meeting in Show Low

3:30pm Terrific Teens

20th  10:00am Globe CASA Training

5:30pm Time Out Shelter Presentation

23rd  10:00am CASA training 10:00-11:00 Payson CASA Office

27th  10:00am Globe CASA Case Support

 

 

 

Questions & Answers

 A lot has been done with children and animals, can a dog visit with a child? Can Question & Answer Guyyou take a child to the humane society to visit dogs and cats?
Answer: Just as you would with a neighbor’s or friend’s child, you would want to check with the case manager before initiating this type of contact, just to be sure there aren’t any issues that you may not be aware of. Once that is done, a CASA volunteer may move forward with this type of activity.

What do CASA volunteers need to report when undocumented status is suspected?
Answer: By the time that a CASA volunteer is assigned to a case, any suspicions of undocumented status will most likely have been identified and investigated by CPS. Please keep in mind that it is not a CASA’s role to focus on issues surrounding undocumented status, but instead to focus on advocating for a CASA child’s best interests and permanence.

Upcoming Events

Gila County Refresher CASA Academy

We have a unique opportunity from CASA of Arizona to have our own Academy for Gila County! We are the pilot county for this amazing training. This is an all day training, with lunch and snacks being served. This will be extremely beneficial for every CASA to attend! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CASA office. We hope to see all of you there!  This training will be held on 4/25/14 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Payson Senior Center in the upstairs training room. See you there!

 

Stand Up & Take a Bow!

Please welcome Peggy Duffy-Cook to our CASA family!            Stand up guy medium
Peggy was previously a CASA in Globe and left for a short time to be part of the CASA program in Navajo County, but she is back and we couldn’t be happier! Peggy is very positive and energetic. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her position as a CASA.
Welcome back Peggy!
 
 
 
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     15–Tawnya Allaire
     28–Bob McLarty