Casa Center For Positive Social Change

Rating: 4.96 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Crime & Law

Location: 2200 North Central Avenue Suite 201 Phoenix AZ 85004 USA

Mission: Casa's mission is to provide social and emotional learning programs and bullying prevention to children and adolescents to develop optimal relationship skills and to prevent abusive and violent relationships. Casa's prevention programs prevent children from becoming abused, from becoming abusive, bullying people, and from becoming involved in abusive relationships. In addition, Casa leads call to action movements to increase public awareness of verbal, and emotional, other abusive behaviors and to implement abuse prevention programs and social and emotional learning programs in schools, camps and after-school systems, as well as in businesses, houses of worship, health centers, and public entities.
Programs: Casa major program is Casa Prevention Department which has reached over 700,000 children, teens and adults. Casa reaches approximately 20,000 per year. Casa second largest program is the Casa Center for Social and Cultural Change which leads the Call-to-Action Initiatives to promote positive relationship skills, emotional intelligence and decrease abuse and violence. Casa's third service is providing information and referral to callers in crisis or need of resources.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I think CASA is a great organization. They know what they are talking about when they come to our school. They help where they can. They are good with the students. The students love when they come and talk about stranger danger. The students love the vedios. The students will all the time tell me do I remember about the girl in the vedio that was sad or the boy that was scared to tell that he was being hurt. The way that Casa talks to our students is age appropriate and they remeber the lessons. I feel that Casa cares about the community around the school. I have seen them help out a community memembers and rasie awareness for people that are in trouble in the community. When a girl was ganged raped and she was 11 and the boys were 11. Casa sought help for all of them. This is a wonderful organization and deserves all the praise. Thanks!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have worked with CASA for over a year now. They are professional and always there for the clients they are serving. They have so much information on what they are specking about.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I bekieve in their programs. I wish we could get the social and emotional and bully programs into more schools. I love working with them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I love the staff there. They are helpful and do whatever they can to help. They have so much information and experience. They also want to share with every one.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do so much for our communities and childern. We could work on stopping bullying in schools. We could work on social and emotioal learning which can help improve our schools and test scores.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

CASA comes into the schools in our precinct and provides education and prevention information to the children. They are prepared to handle situations where children come forward about abuse they are experiencing or have experienced. CASA works with PD to ensure the matters are handled appropriately. They provide a much needed program for children.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

CASA comes into the schools in our precinct and provides education and prevention information to the children. They are prepared to handle situations where children come forward about abuse they are experiencing or have experienced. CASA works with PD to ensure the matters are handled appropriately. They provide a much needed program for children.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their positive attitude and the service they provide the children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very friendly and enthusiastic to do their job.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a huge dent in lessening the number of sexual assaults/abuse/etc that our young population experiences as well as help bring to justice those that are currently experiencing abuse.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Casa Cares (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Jacqui - It is because of your leadership that Casa has developed such strong partnership with law enforcement in our community. It is so important to work together like this in preventing and responding to child abuse. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonerful review of Casa.

Rating: 5 stars  

CASA is an amazing organization with staff who are knoweldgeable and willing to provide the type of prevention and or intervention that my schools have needed. When I was on a school campus and leading the Peer Leadership program, CASA staff worked with my students to train them to teach their peers about sexual abuse, sexual harassment and dating violence prevention. The peer leaders were able to speak to their peers about these issues in a manner that would actually get the information across. I was also fortunate to have CASA staff co-facilitate an abuse victim support group on my campus. Now that I am at the district level and coordinating crisis response for the campuses, it has been invaluable to have CASA respond to crisis situations immediately and professionally. Our community is so fortunate to have this agency and all schools need these programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the ability of my peer leaders to present sensitive information to their peers, my staff to receive the support they need when a crisis occurs, and the training that has been provided to my staff to intervene appropriately

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

Casa is an incredible organization that has had a profound impact on the lives of hundreds of our students. As a school counselor in a K -8 Catholic school, it is my responsiblity to provide training to all of our students in the area of child abuse prevention. For the past seven years we have chosen to utilize Casa's Kids Talk program to provide this education to our students. The presentations are presented in an age appropriate and sensitive manner while teaching students appropriate boundaries and assertiveness skills. Every member of the Casa staff has been a joy to work with. They seem to go above and beyond in all that they do. I am very appreciative of this organization and for all that they do to make a positive difference in the lives of both children and adults.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work with students. The students retain the information and skills taught to them in the Kids Talk program. Although it is not measurable, I strongly believe that this educational program has procted students from becoming a victim of abuse.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

thier expertise and one of a kind programs.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding. They truely believe in the work that they are doing and the lives they are touching.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make such an incredible difference in the lives of children. They could educate thousands and thousands of children and protect them from the horrendous crime of child sexual abuse.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Casa Cares (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Pam - You have been a joy to work with and your conviction to provide children every level of safety possible is outstanding. Thank you so much for continuing to have Casa provide ours prevention programs to your students year after year. and thank you for this wonderful review.