Monthly update – CASASC connections – May

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 May.



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.


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 April the help line received 140 contacts. The SART team responded to eight calls.

Volunteers Needed – email

Join our team. We continue to accept applications for virtual and remote volunteers on the 24/7 Help Line.


Police, Community + Court Support

For more info email

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.

Connect today to bring us in.


Let’s connect

Follow us on our social pages to stay updated with what we are up to

  • Twitter @CASASC2
  • Facebook @CASASCRD
  • Instagram @CASASC3


Did You Know?

  • Talking about the prevention of Sexual Violence does not have to be hard, uncomfortable or triggering. Connect with us today to learn how to bring prevention education conversations to your community.
  • CASASC does not provide sexual education services or presentation about sexual health.
  • CASASC does not provide direct services for offenders of sexual violence.


SVAM School/Community Package

May is SVAM and May 27th is Respect Day, a day to celebrate respect initiatives + social action projects around respectful healthy relationships and violence prevention.

CASASC would like to offer our support to schools and community by providing a free document of grade specific activities and social action.

Click the link below to access the SVAM school package which will allow you to engage students, in all grades, with respect, skill building and healthy relationship themed opportunities throughout the month of May.

Please take this document as our way of supporting schools and communities in their efforts to continue building healthy schools and students. We are here for you, we support you, we care.



The Voices: Victims + Survivors of Crime Speaker Series

Just in time for Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM), we are co-hosting this free weekly online speaker series.

This series will occur weekly in May, beginning May 4th. Each week there will be discussions on the resources available to you in your area, as well as the impacts of assault and crime. This series is completely free and aims to spread awareness of the many resources available to victims + survivors of crime. Tune in weekly at 12:30 p.m. for different topics.

Links to these live presentations will go up on the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centres Facebook page:


Virtual Learning Series

The CASASC Spring/Summer e-learning series is back. For the months of May to August CASASC will be hosting various free + virtual education lessons for the community.

Services & Programs at CASASC (30 min)

A short session overviewing the programs and services available at CASASC.

For May – August dates and to register visit:

Introduction to Sexual Violence (60 min)

A public awareness and education presentation that introduces, and highlights, definitions and concepts related to sexual violence. We will discuss dispelling myths and stereotypes, talk about victim blaming, the realities of sexual violence and a brief understanding of supporting disclosures.

For May – August dates and to register visit:

Supporting Disclosures (45 min)

This session will help to enhance our skills and knowledge around supporting disclosures of sexual violence. An overview of the fundamentals of responding to and supporting disclosure of sexual assault and abuse from children, youth and adults. Learn some key messages and legal obligations when it comes to reporting child abuse.

For May – August dates and to register visit:

Consent 101 (60 min)

Join us as we overview basics about consent to sexual activity, key focus on conversations for youth and young people. This program can help you talk about consent with youth and can also help us understand the role of consent in healthy relationships. Definitions, laws + ages of consent, sexting and healthy intimate partner relationships will be some of the information covered.

For May – August dates and to register visit:

Activity Sharing – Teaching Prevention Education, Grades K-7 (60 min)

Join our Education team as they share a few activities you can do with children and youth to engage them in prevention education conversations. We will explain how to use the activities, provide you with access to the digital materials, practice delivery as needed and answer any additional questions. Activities geared for class sized groups of children/youth however can be adapted to individual conversations.

  • Body Parts Bingo (Grade K-4)
  • Body “bubble” Boundary (Grade 4-6)
  • Emotion Statues (Grade 4-6)
  • Diversity Unicorn (Grade 5-7)

For May – August dates and to register visit: