Monthly update – CASASC Connections – September
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 September.
Come visit us at community booths and events.
September 9 @ Golden Circle (Red Deer)
September 15 @ Bowden Community Registration Night (Bowden)
September 29 @ Seniors Information Fair (Collicutt Centre, RD)
October 5 @ Mental Illness Awareness Week (RD Polytech)
October 20, Consent Booth @ RD Polytech
Ride for Respect – Thank you
The first annual CASASC Ride for Respect was held on Saturday, August 27 at Bower Ponds in Red Deer. The day was filled with live music, family activities, vendors, a barbeque and the motorcycle poker rally of course. Close to a hundred volunteers joined us for the day, making it possible to bring awareness to our cause.
A big thanks to volunteers, sponsors and attendees for making the Ride for Respect possible.
Live, virtual 50/50 fundraiser. Get your tickets today for a chance to win up to $10,000.
Tickets available until September 30. Purchase them here
Virtual Silent Auction
Check out our virtual silent auction. Over 70 items available to bid on, guaranteed to have something for everyone in the family.
Bidding open until September 14. Check out the silent auction here
Online Learning Series
Our virtual learning series will be continuing all year long. Please join us for each month as we hosting various free and virtual education lessons for the community.
What happens on a 24/7 Sexual Violence Helpline (60min)
Join us for an informal session about operating and volunteering on a 24/7 Sexual Violence Helpline. Use this opportunity to learn about the helpline and how you can utilize it in your community/workplace. Hear what it takes to volunteer on a help line. Help us share this free resource out to our Alberta community.
Tue, Sept 13 @ 5-6pm MST
Tue, Oct 18 @ 6-7pm MST
Visit the link for session dates and times and to register:
Ask the Expert – Parenting and Sexualized Behaviour Support Virtual Session (September 26)
Monday, September 26 @ 4 – 5 p.m. MST
Visit the link for session dates and times and to register:
Services + Programs at CASASC (30 min)
Friday, September 16 @ 9 a.m.
Introduction to Sexual Violence (60 min)
Wednesday, September 7 @ 11 a.m.
Supporting Disclosures (45 min)
Thursday, September 8 @ 11 a.m.
Consent 101 (60 min)
Wednesday, September 21 @ 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Programs + Services
Education – Prevention and Awareness
The new school year is here! Connect today to help bring out programs into your schools.
We provide free, prevention education programs for Grades K-12 across Centra Alberta. These programs are respect and relationship focused and are NOT sexual health or sex ed.
Delivered by our award-winning Education team (recipients of the 2022 Inspiration Award for Sexual Violence Prevention).
Helping to support the current CALM outcomes and new AB Education K-6 curriculum, our education programs are prevention focused and help to build personal safety and healthy relationship skills for all students.
Elementary and middle school:
No Secrets (K-4): Two 35 min sessions. Topics on public vs private, personal body safety, what is safe vs unsafe, and how to ask for help from a student’s personal safety network.
iRespect MYSELF (Recommended Grades 5/6 and deliverable to Grades 4 and 7 upon further discussion): One 60 min session. Topics on personal safety rules, boundaries, self-esteem, communication, permission, labels and stereotypes, and diversity.
iRespect US 1 (Recommended Grades 5-7 and deliverable to Grade 8 upon further discussion): One 60 min session. Topics on communication, healthy peer relationships, healthy schools, conflict resolution, and personal power.
iRespect US 2 (Recommended Grades 5-7 and deliverable to Grade 8 upon further discussion): One 60 min session. Topics on personal power, bullying behaviors, cyberbullying, teasing, empathy, and the impacts of bullying behavior in schools.
High School range:
Healthy Dating Relationships 101 (Recommended Grades 8-12 and deliverable to Grade 7 upon further discussion): One 60-90 min presentation educates students on healthy relationships, communication, conflict resolution, consent, consent laws, dating violence (physical, emotional, sexual), sexting, and sexting laws.
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.
Need for online + virtual volunteers – email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in need of volunteers to join our 24/7 help line, with shifts on phone call and text/web chat.
We are 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
- One-on-one and group counselling
- Sexualized Behaviour Support counselling
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.
KIP information and community connection sessions are available by request. Email us to learn more.
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 counselling 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
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