For Child Abuse Prevention Month, San Bois CASA will host a BBQ Fundraiser Meal in Poteau on April 15, 2021
San Bois CASA would like to encouraging people to pre-order the meals so they can get an idea about the number that they will need to make.
Chad Yandell will be making the bbq and baked beans, and Jan Gragg will do the dessert.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
WHAT IS CASA?
Children and youth who have experienced abuse or neglect are among the most vulnerable populations in America. A child in foster care may have faced physical, psychological or emotional trauma and years of uncertainty as they wait to go home, be adopted or simply see what happens next. All that chaos has long-term effects. Having a caring, consistent adult to listen and put a child's best interests before all others' can make all the difference. That's where a CASA comes in - a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
The CASA Model.
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children’s best interests. They stay with each case until it is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home.
Volunteers work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators and service providers to ensure that judges have all the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child.
Our best-interest advocacy is driven by the guiding principle that children grow and develop best with their family of origin, if that can be safely achieved. Most of the children we work with are in foster care, but some are with their family of origin. And, most children who leave foster care do so to return to their family.