Giving a Voice to Abused and Neglected Children in Saline County Illinois

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Call 618 889 2461 or 618-253-3355 for more information or check the FaceBook page

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 Training sponsored in part by Ameren Illinois and the Poshard Foundation

UPCOMING EVENTS

Golf Tournament: September 25, 2020 

 

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NEWS

June 4, 2020

Voice for Anti-Racism

CASA of Saline County stands in solidarity against any kind of injustice, violence or brutality that inflicts undue harm on...
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May 7, 2020 / Fundraisers

CASA Needs Support

When children are forced into isolation in stressful environments, the power of a CASA Volunteer is greater than ever. A...
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April 1, 2020

COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CASA office is closed as of March 19, 2020 until further notice.  We are...
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January 6, 2020

Saline County IL Year End Statistics

CASA of Saline County served 108 children in the foster care system in 2019. The underlying circumstances in the cases...
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January 6, 2020

Children of Substance Abuse Parents and CASA

According to the Center on Addition:  Children whose parents abuse alcohol and other drugs are almost 3 times more likely...
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January 6, 2020

Signs of Possible Child abuse and Neglect

Possible Neglect:  Inadequately dressed for the weather (e.g. shorts and sandals in freezing temperatures), appear to be excessively listless and...
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Take the Challenge:

Today is Giving Tuesday. Reach out to support the less fortunate in this time of the pandemic. GIVE JOY, SPREAD LOVE, INSPIRE HOPE for the abused and neglected children in Saline County. You can make a difference in the life of a child. Volunteer or donate today 618-253-3355.
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The Impact
Children of every age from babies to teenagers can suffer from neglect. Not having their basic needs met for food and attention can impact a child’s health, their physical grown and even their brain development. Children that don’t get enough food can have delays in growth and learning. They can even die from malnutrition. Children that are neglected often have:

Trouble learning

Low self-esteem

Social and behavioral problems

Trouble making friends and building relationships with others, and

Poor impulse control.

Some children who are neglected are put in unsafe situations with adults who physically, emotionally or sexually abuse them. Sometimes they see and experience things like drug use, crime, and violence. These impacts often last into adulthood.

It's so sad to me that in this world of technology, that often times parents don't see what is really important. Spending quality time with the ones that they love. So to all parents; make time to play games (without technology), make time to color and be a child again, make time for a movie or popcorn, play with dolls or trucks, blocks and read them a book. More importantly make time to make memories that will be cherished and carried on for generations to come.
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The Impact
Children of every age from babies to teenagers can suffer from neglect. Not having their basic needs met for food and attention can impact a child’s health, their physical grown and even their brain development.  Children that don’t get enough food can have delays in growth and learning. They can even die from malnutrition. Children that are neglected often have:

Trouble learning

Low self-esteem

Social and behavioral problems

Trouble making friends and building relationships with others, and

Poor impulse control.

Some children who are neglected are put in unsafe situations with adults who physically, emotionally or sexually abuse them. Sometimes they see and experience things like drug use, crime, and violence. These impacts often last into adulthood.

Its so sad to me that in this world of technology, that often times parents dont see what is really important. Spending quality time with the ones that they love. So to all parents; make time to play games (without technology), make time to color and be a child again, make time for a movie or popcorn, play with dolls or trucks, blocks and read them a book. More importantly make time to make memories that will be cherished and carried on for generations to come.

My little helper at the CASA Bowling Fundraiser last Sunday! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

My little helper at the CASA Bowling Fundraiser last Sunday! ❤️
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Here are some more pictures from the Bowling Tournament yesterday at Ross Cottom Lanes. We appreciate everyone's participation and support that made this event successful. Thank you to all donors, supporters, board members, staff, advocates and participants. Everyone seemed to have a great time. Thanks to the staff at Ross Cottom Lanes for making it possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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About CASA

Saline County CASA trains community members to advocate for abused and neglected children who are in the court system because of abuse and/or neglect.  Saline County CASA currently has 24 advocates.  In 2019, CASA served 108 children but still only served 59% of the children coming into care.  There are 10 on the waiting list for a CASA.  The advocates speak up for these children with the court system, social service agencies, and others involved in the child’s life. Saline County CASA has a Board of Directors consisting of 9 community members who volunteer their time to the program.  These 9 members make the by-laws and take care of fundraising efforts to support the program.  The Saline County CASA Board of Directors meet once a month and call special meetings when necessary.

To reach our goal and insure that every child receives a safe home, CASA would like to have an advocate for every abused and neglected child who enters the Saline County Juvenile Court System. New advocates are needed!  To become an advocate or make a donation, contact our office at 618 253-3355 or contact any member of the board.

What is a CASA Advocate?

A CASA Advocate is a community member who gives of their time to ensure that abused and neglected children receive a safe, nurturing, permanent home as quickly as possible.  They do this by gathering facts, discerning options, and preparing reports for the court.  They also assist the court and social agencies in eliminating delays, advancing the child’s case in a timely fashion, and monitoring the case until a final outcome is achieved.

To become an advocate, one must pass a preliminary screening process, complete a 30 hour training program, and observe 6 hours of court procedures. We need your help! Call today 618-253-3355.