Welcome back to CASASC Connections. This is a space where we provide updates on our services, programs and all things CASASC for the month of June.
Community Reach Questionnaire
We have put together a quick 2min questionnaire and are asking for your support in filling it out.
We are looking to gather an understanding of Sexual Violence service knowledge from frontline staff who are often in positions of support with clients and community members. Please share with all staff and volunteers at your organization, as we seek to gather the scope of our services across all central Albertan communities.
No personal information is collected, we appreciate all who can find a few minutes to provide their input.
Come visit us around Central Alberta this summer. Our education and awareness team will be at a variety of open-to-public events.
July 8 @ Sylvan Lake Farmer’s Market
August 11 @ Lacombe Farmers Market
August 17 @ Red Deer Downtown Market
August 23 @ Town of Penhold Discovery Night
Ask the Expert – Parenting and Sexualized Behaviour Support Virtual Session (July 26)
A free, virtual session with our sexualized behaviour and child therapy counsellor. Open to the public, parents and those who work with children and youth, this session will give you helpful tools and the space to have discussions with our counsellor about any issues or concerns around sexualized behaviour. You are not alone. We are here to support.
Tuesday, July 26 @ 4-5pm
Visit the link here session dates and times and to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/306744500057
Virtual Learning Series
For the months of July + August we will be hosting various free + virtual education lessons for the community. Consider signing up for a presentation this summer.
Services + Programs at CASASC (30 min)
Introduction to Sexual Violence (60 min)
Supporting Disclosures (45 min)
Consent 101 (60 min)
Activity Sharing – Teaching Prevention Education, Grades K-7 (60 min)
Community Justice Award
Congratulations to the Alberta Specialized Police and Court Support Network of the Alberta Association of Sexual Assault Services, recipients of the 2022 Community Justice Award for Service Enhancement. Our very own Police, Community + Court Support team is proud to share in the recognition of the important work done by all in this field.
Congratulations. We are so pleased to be a part of this network and couldn’t be happier for our team members.
Curious as to how our PCCS team provides services and supports? Check out our website here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are on TikTok
We’ve done it! We’ve joined the TikTok movement. You can find all our shenanigans and follow us on TikTok @CASASC5
Hope to see you there!
Ride for Respect – August 27
@ Bower Ponds, Red Deer
Motorcycle Poker Rally, kickstands up @ 11 am
Live Events from 11am-4pm
We are happy to share that we are hosting, along with UBAKA (Urban Bulldogs Against Kid Abuse), a family friendly + interactive motorcycle poker rally through Central Alberta with poker rally stops at Bower Ponds, Eckville, Sylvan Lake and Penhold.
Stay tuned for more details on how to register your motorcycle, join the poker rally, and live events!
Don’t have a motorcycle to join in the poker rally? No worries, a full day of events at Bower Ponds has been planned – BBQ, live bands, beer gardens, vendor street, silent auction, and child friendly activities.
We hope you will join us for this full day.
We are looking for volunteers– volunteers needed for the poker rally stops in Eckville, Sylvan Lake + Penhold, as well as at Bower Ponds. Email email@example.com for more details on volunteering.
iRespect Music Playlists
Need something fun and easy to listen to this summer, try our iRespect Music Playlists!
iRespect Playlist Vol 1
iRespect Playlist Vol 2
A friendly reminder to be respectful of your relationships and interactions, that consent is even more important as we increase our socialization with others and place ourselves back into public settings.
With communities opening up to visitors, and locals are able to get outdoors and spend time socializing with friends’ opportunities that challenge our consent knowledge will become more frequent.
Consider refreshing your consent knowledge and skills, having a conversation with your partner and friends about your boundaries, and keeping consent front of mind. Be a good friend and keep your eyes open, don’t let your friends make harmful choices and disregard someone else’s consent.
Have a safe summer!
Programs + Services
24 Hour Sexual Violence Help Line
Available through phone, text or webchat – We provide 24/7 confidential and anonymous support and a friendly conversation with the end goal being information, support and referrals.
In June the help line received 145 contacts. Our in-hospital response team (SART) responded to three calls.
*URGENT need for online + virtual volunteers – email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in immediate need of volunteers to join our 24/7 help line, with shifts on phone call and text/web chat.
Looking for minimum of five volunteers who can take one or two shifts a month with our helpline. Evening and weekend support is a bonus.
Using an eight-hour shift-based schedule the help line volunteers provide a listening ear, supportive conversation and resource referrals to children, youth and adults who are in need of support. Previous education and training are not needed. Seeking respectful, caring and supportive individuals.
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
- Waitlist is approximately two months
- We have a session cap of 15 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.
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.
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 the SUPPORTIVE REPORTING option
Education – Prevention and Awareness
Do you have summer child + youth programming? We work year-round and have openings this summer to deliver some interactive lessons at your camps and programs.
Adult learning is super beneficial to the development of healthy relationships of our children and students. Role modeling and reinforcing positive messages and behaviours can have some of the greatest impact on the respectful relationships of our students. Consider reaching out, we’re happy to have basic, advanced, supportive and discussion-based presentations with you.
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