Welcome back to CASASC Connections. This is a space where we provide updates on our services, programs and all things CASASC.
Counselling can be accessed Monday – Friday and does not require a referral or special circumstances. Individuals can call the main office to start their counselling journey anytime at 403-340-1124.
- Sessions are offered in-person, through secure video chat or by phone
- Masks are required for in-person sessions
- Masks are required for in-person sessions
Adult clients: Call the main admin line. An intake appointment will be booked with our Intake Worker, then you will be set up with a counsellor. We have a session cap of 15 counselling sessions.
Child/youth clients: We will need to ensure consent forms are in place (both parents or legal documentation) and the same process will happen – an intake appointment is booked, followed by appointments with one of the child counsellors.
Kinship Intervention Program (KIP)
KIP offers a combination of early intervention practices and a community-based approach, integrating anyone in the youth’s support network or community.
Available to any Indigenous youth (age 6 -17) who exhibits sexualized behaviour concerns or engages in “sexual acting out” or who has experienced sexual violence. The program works collaboratively with the youth’s family and elders.
KIP builds relationships throughout Central Alberta with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous service providers and communities. We can provide in-person mental health services for Indigenous youth and adults, including crisis intervention and remote counselling services.
24 Hour Sexual Violence Help Line
Available through call, text or webchat – We provide 24/7 confidential and anonymous support and a friendly conversation with the end goal being information, support and referrals.
The month of January saw 186 contacts with the help line. We supported 3 individuals in the hospital.
Volunteer Opportunities – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our team. We continue to accept applications for virtual and remote volunteers on the 24/7 Help Line and an on-site admin/reception volunteer.
Police, Community + Court Support
For more info email email@example.com
The CASASC Police, Community + Court Support program is your safe place. We are dedicated to being that place where you work through your options, navigate the system, and process a traumatic experience. Our support workers are here to listen and support you while you are considering or navigating the criminal justice system. We are advocates and sources of information for you – that safe guiding presence throughout the process.
The Community + Court Support Program is available to anyone (age 16+) who has experienced sexual violence. You’d don’t need to be an existing CASASC client.
No matter where you are in your healing journey, or whether you choose to report, the Police, Community + Court Support Program is here to provide:
- Support, information, and advocacy. No legal services or advice is provided
- Can discuss options for legal advice and provide resources and referrals
- Information about reporting, the court process and court preparation
- Accompaniment to report and/or court proceedings
- Assistance with filling out forms and applications
*Ask us about our SUPPORTIVE REPORTING option
Education – Prevention and Awareness
With the ongoing COVID realities, we understand school and community capacity to provide in-person prevention education programming may be very limited. Facilitation from outside organizations and in-person presentations may not be possible.
We have opened our education schedules to provide immediate, no cost, virtual presentations to youth from Grades 5 – 12 covering a variety of prevention education topics. Consider hosting a session for your students and youth.
Visit https://casasc.ca/education/ for program details. Choose an already developed presentation or let us know a topic of particular interest as we can build a program around your needs.
Email us with your interested program/topics, grade/ages, dates and times and one of our team members will get back to you ASAP.
Follow us on our social pages to stay updated with what we are up to
- Twitter @CASASC2
- Facebook @CASASCRD
- Instagram @CASASC3
Custom Pink iRespect t-shirt available
A small stock of our limited-edition pink iRespect t-shirts are now available for a $20 cash/credit donation at our main office, located in downtown Red Deer.
First come basis. Stop by today to get your very own pink shirt to wear this coming Pink Shirt Day on February 23.
Limited sizes and a very small number of women’s and men’s shirts available.
Pink Shirt Day – February 23
Pink Shirt Day is coming up on February 23rd. This is a day to celebrate the bullying prevention initiatives schools, communities and students do all year.
CASASC would like to offer our support to schools and community by providing a free document of Pink Shirt Day activities, inspiration and colouring pages.
Click the link below to access the Pink Shirt Day School Activity Guide and colouring pages which will allow you to engage students in all grades with bullying prevention-themed activities and opportunities throughout the month of February. Have your efforts this month come together on Pink Shirt Day or another day of your choosing.
Primary prevention is a passion here at CASASC which includes bullying behaviour prevention education. Please take this Pink Shirt Day document as our way of supporting all our Central Alberta communities, schools and students in their efforts to continue building healthy relationships, students and schools.
Did You Know?
- Our education team provides presentations on bullying behaviour prevention and building healthy interpersonal relationships between peers.
- To help prevent any form of violence there are many safe, simple, and non-scary conversations, topics and behaviour discussions we need to have with children and youth first. CASASC educators can help.
- We have a selection of support documents including tip sheets, movies and storybooks that can be used to facilitate conversations with children and youth. Connect with us to get these helpful resources.
Ask an Expert – Parenting + Sexualized Behaviour Conversations with our clinical expert
Join us for an informal session with our Child Therapist to learn information related to parenting and supporting children and youth who display concerning sexualized behaviours.
OR join us to discuss a situation or behaviour your child/youth is engaging in, get some advice on what is developmentally appropriate, how to support and respond.
Find more info here
Seeking Poster Ideas – Only Yes Means Yes campaign
Have you seen our Only Yes Means Yes (OYMY) posters around your community? What would you like to see on a consent-related OYMY poster?
We are looking to expand the campaign with new poster variations, and we’d love to hear your ideas. Let us know what you would like to see on a consent poster, your ideas, specific wording or your thoughts on a different target audience. Or try your hand at designing a new look for our posters.
Poster ideas, designs and messages should focus on what consent can sound & look like? Remember, consent is not just for sexual activity.
Email your ideas and designs to firstname.lastname@example.org