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Casa Center For Prevention of Abuse & Violence
October 4, 2010

CASA has come to our school to present prevention programs. This has resulted in increased awareness of sexual abuse for parents, staff, and students. It has led to student disclosures which have enabled us to help these children receive the help they needed. It has taught students what to do in a situation that is threatening and helped them to understand their rights to personal safety and the importance of informing an adult of threatneing situations. I have also made referrals to CASA for many years for help to victims of sexual assault and abuse.

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

Talking with and working with students after they had the CASA presentations and also CASA one on one conversations.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & school social worker.

Casa
September 28, 2010

CASA has provided in class sex abuse prevention programs in our school numerous times over the years. These have been very thorough and well done. Teachers, students and parents have been very grateful with the information presented. It has proved to be invaluable in helping students address areas of concern. The presenters are always available to any student who needs a follow up conversation and there have been many. These have always been very beneficial to the child. It becomes clear that many of our children are carrying burdens no child should have to bear. These presentations have provided very important release for some of life's toughest issues. Of course the issue of prevention is always difficult to measure, but the students receive clear instructions on how to handle potentially abusive situations and are are taught that they have a right to stand up for themselves, how to do it and to not to keep such situations secret. This is of paramount importance as it is what allows abuse to continue and grow. Given the student response we have every time we have these presentations, it is clear how necessary they are. This an an organization of great importance to our community. They were here when on one else was there talking about the issues or helping victims. Their contribution to our community is immeasurable.

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

the school I work in. Their presentation has resulted in sex abuse disclosures that have resulted in children getting the help they need. It has also identifed children who previously had disclosed but had not received the help they needed.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand their services as more is needed in the way of prevention and treatment.

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

I have over 30 years as a social worker and know what a great need there is in the area of sex abuse and knwoing CASA is there is such a benefit.

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

Were knowledgeable, helpful, caring and great.

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

make a major difference.

Ways to make it better...

They had more resources.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial

One thing I'd also say is that...

Our community needs this organization and it needs to expand in prevention and treatment resources.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & school social worker.