SEEN: The Journey of the CASA Youth Council

SEEN The journey of the CASA Youth Council (so far, anyway) Article from UNSEEN: Youth Mental Health Magazine written by CASA Youth Council  There’s no denying that there is a stigma that surrounds mental health. There’s stigma in the way we talk about mental health— misconceptions in the media, the archaic stereotypes, and the way we label...

Occupational Therapy and Mental Health; an Ideal Partnership

by Lisa Bilodeau Occupational therapy for child and adolescent mental health enables kids and teens to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives! As one of CASA’s occupational therapists, I have been tasked with the job to enable child and adolescent functioning by addressing key components of occupation: self-care, productivity, and leisure. One of the challenges that we often...

What is an ACE Score? Why is it important?

by Dr. Wanda CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!! ...it matters to me both personally as well as professionally, and here is why it should matter to you! WHAT IS AN "ACE" SCORE? Approximately 20 years ago, the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) American study examined the relationship between childhood trauma and the risk for physical and mental illness in adulthood....

Depression

  By Dr. Wanda   Mental Illness affects us all to some degree. It is great to see how it is getting easier to talk about mental illness through things like the Bell "Let's Talk" campaign as well as the recently released animated movie "Inside Out". I think it is fair to say that we have all...

Our CASA Kids!

  How do our programs impact our CASA kids and their families? Here’s what they say: From CASA House: “I love how easy it is to talk to the staff at CASA! They are happy to listen to my problems and are always willing to help. I like that staff was non-judgemental and supportive. I appreciated...

Welcome to CASA Caregiver Village…

  Are you struggling with your child’s mental health? Hope is just a click away. CASA is proud to introduce the CASA Caregiver Village website and downloadable app! This web-based parenting resource focuses on the mental health of children aged 0 – 18 by offering hundreds of evidence-based strategies easily accessible on line. Many of these...
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