Meet the new MDT Coordinator-Susan Tode

Please join us in welcoming our newest member of the Advocacy Network for Children Team! Susan Tode was recently hired for the new position of Children’s Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator.  Sue will be serving child victims of sexual abuse and serious physical abuse throughout all nine of our counties and working closely with all of our team members.  Welcome Sue!!! We are thrilled to have you. 

 

September 1st, 2017

CASA Training Schedule 2017

What is a CASA? It isn’t a what, it’s a who, a very important who. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to speak up for abused or neglected children in court. CASA volunteers work alongside attorneys and social workers from case inception to its completion. CASA volunteers are required to complete specific training courses to participate. If you are currently a CASA volunteer, or are interested in becoming a volunteer, the training schedule is now available below for Macomb and Quincy, IL. Those interested in volunteering in McDounogh County area will go to the First Presbyterian Church 400 East Carroll, 2nd Floor, Macomb, IL 61455 and if you are in Adams County, please go to Advocacy Network for Children, 531 Hampshire, 2nd Floor, Quincy, IL 62301.

Macomb CASA TRAINING SCHEDULE 2017
ALL SESSIONS ARE FROM 5:30-8:30 P.M.
September 6, Wednesday   Informational Meeting – 12:15 pm
September 12, Tuesday Chapter 1 Introducing the CASA/GAL Role/Judge
September 14, Thursday Chapter 2 The Well-Being of the Child
September 19, Tuesday Chapter 3 Trauma, Resilience & Communication
September 21, Thursday Chapter 4 Mental Health, Poverty & Professional Communication
September 26, Tuesday Chapter 5 Substance Abuse & Cultural Competence
September 28, Thursday Chapter 6 Domestic Violence & Cultural Competence
October 3, Tuesday Chapter 7 Educational Advocacy, Older Youth & LGBTQ
October 4, Wednesday Chapter 8 Wrapping Up Mandated Reporting
October 5, Thursday   Court Observation & Presenting of Certificates – 8:30am – 12:00pm
     
** Dates and times are subject to change. National CASA standards require 30 hours of training, missed hours must be made up. You are allowed to miss 2 classes however makeups need to be completed. More than 2 classes missed will result in being dropped from the training
 
Quincy CASA TRAINING SCHEDULE 2017
ALL SESSIONS ARE FROM 5:30-8:30 P.M.
September 28, Thursday   Informational Meeting – 12:15 pm
October 10, Tuesday Chapter 1 Introducing the CASA/GAL Role/Judge
October 12, Thursday Chapter 2 The Well-Being of the Child
October 17, Tuesday Chapter 3 Trauma, Resilience & Communication
October 19, Thursday Chapter 4 Mental Health, Poverty & Professional Communication
October 24, Tuesday Chapter 5 Substance Abuse & Cultural Competence
October 26, Thursday Chapter 6 Domestic Violence & Cultural Competence
November 1, Wednesday Chapter 7 Educational Advocacy, Older Youth & LGBTQ
November 2, Thursday Chapter 8 Wrapping Up Mandated Reporting
November 6, Monday   Court Observation & Presenting of Certificates – 8:30am – 12:00pm
     
** Dates and times are subject to change. National CASA standards require 30 hours of training, missed hours must be made up. You are allowed to miss 2 classes however makeups need to be completed. More than 2 classes missed will result in being dropped from the training
August 30th, 2017

Nucci’s Pasta House of Pittsfield to donate proceeds

Starting June 14th (for 16 weeks) Nucci’s Pasta House of Pittsfield will be donating 10% of their proceeds every Wednesday to Advocacy Network for Children. If you have never been there now is definitely the time to try it out. Amazing food and an outstanding commitment to giving back to the community. Thanks Nucci’s for choosing our agency!

 

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https://www.facebook.com/Nuccis-Pasta-House-of-Pittsfield-636909683032061/

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June 2nd, 2017