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Five Keys To Student Success

Five Keys To Student Success

Motivation: There are two kinds of motivation: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic motivation comes from outside sources – like grades, rewards, and treats. This kind of motivation typically results in short-term success. Intrinsic motivation, in contrast, is what...
Virtual Visits with Your Case Child

Virtual Visits with Your Case Child

Create a vision board: The CASA or the caregiver can provide the child with pictures from a magazine that reflect the child’s feelings or future aspirations. Then the CASA and their case child can assemble it together via FaceTime or Skype and plan to share it once...
Virtual Visits – Continuing to provide advocacy

Virtual Visits – Continuing to provide advocacy

  An important note from CASA of Santa Barbara County and National CASA   In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have created a set of guidelines for CASA volunteers to remain in contact with the children they serve through “Virtual Visits”....
Sunday Smile

Sunday Smile

On a recent outing, one of our CASA volunteers noticed that the teen they advocate for had lost a significant amount of weight. They alerted the social worker, and within a few days, they were able to secure much-needed therapy services for this teenager. Our CASA...
Christian’s Story

Christian’s Story

A story from our waiting list… Christian is a 14-year old boy who loves skateboarding and playing video games when his foster parents let him! In December, police were called to Christian’s house because the neighbors heard his parents fighting. It was...
Breaking The Cycle

Breaking The Cycle

CASA volunteers everywhere are breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect! Children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect are more likely to repeat the pattern with their own children. Children with a CASA volunteer are more likely to break this cycle. Becoming a...