CASA of Central Virginia
901 Church Street, First Floor
Lynchburg VA 24504

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CASA of Central Virginia Invites You To:

Thursday April 9 at 1PM
Thursday April 16 at 1PM
Tuesday April 28 at 5:30PM
Tuesday May 5 at 5:30PM
Thursday May 7 at 1PM
Tuesday May 12 at 5:30PM

Come find out what it means to be a voice for a child! Meet volunteers, ask your questions

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LYNCHBURG - Proclamation and Pinwheel Garden Dedication, March 31, 2015 at 12:00 Lynchburg City Hall lawn at the corner of 9th and Church Street.

AMHERST - Proclamation and Pinwheel Garden Dedication, April 23, 2015 at 12:00, Amherst Mini Park.

BEDFORD - Town Proclamation and Pinwheel Garden Dedication, April 7, 2015 at 12:00 in Mayor's Office. County Proclamation, March 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Board of Supervisors Meeting

CAMPBELL - Proclamation at Campbell County Board of Supervisors Meeting, April 7, 2015 at 4:00. Pinwheel Garden will be planted on April 7, 2015 at the Citizen Services Building.

NELSON - Proclamation at Nelson County Board of Supervisors Meeting, April 14, 2015 at 2:00. Pinwheel Garden Dedication, April 16, 2015 at 12:00, Nelson Memorial Library.

Please Join Us for the Kick-Off of Child Abuse Prevention Month


CASA of Central VA joins with our local departments of social services, service providers and public officials to proclaim April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pinwheel gardens will be planted in each locality to represent children who were abused and neglected last year. A public official will read the proclamation dedicating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month at a board of supervisors meeting or at the Pinwheel Garden Dedication. View details for each locality to the right. Please join us and community partners to bring awareness to child abuse in our communities and promote prevention for the future.

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April 2, 2015
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: Bedford County Administration Building
122 East Main Street
Bedford VA 24523

CASA of Central Virginia Invites you to an In-Service Training:

Substance Abuse Awareness Class

Presented by:
The Honorable R. Louis Harrison
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge
Bedford VA.

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April 17, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Location: Liberty University Law School
Supreme Court Room
1971 University Blvd
Lynchburg, VA

Food and drink are prohibited in the Supreme Courtroom. Please join us during Registration for breakfast.
Breaks will be provided.

CASA of Central Virginia Invites you to an In-Service Training:

Trauma-Informed Care in the Classroom

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Leigh Ann Veale has been the Senior Director of Operations for Camelot Care Centers of Tennessee since 2006, but has been part of the Camelot team continuously since 2003. She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and a License in Marital and Family Therapy in Tennessee. During her career, she has spent time working as a Home Counselor, a Case Manager in community mental health, a Supervisor for CCT Case Managers, a Program Director for partial hospitalization, and a Director of Quality Assurance and Training. She also works with the Center of Excellence in Tennessee to implement trauma informed care training with Foster Parents across the state. Leigh Ann trains counselors and therapists on being trauma-informed in their clinical practice, while creating trauma-informed tools for them to use with individuals and families. She is a leading cohort in a collaboration Providence has with the National Council for Behavioral Health focused on creating a trauma-informed environment.

Erin Mace is the Regional Director for Family Preservation Services in the Lynchburg, Campbell County, Amherst County, and Bedford County regions. She has a Masters in Education and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. Over the past fifteen years, Erin has worked in Therapeutic Foster Care, Residential Treatment Centers, and Dually Diagnosed Mental Health Case Manager. In addition, she has spearheaded the program development and supervision of Intensive In Home Services, Mental Health Skill Building, Therapeutic Day Treatment and Crisis Intervention. Erin has managed her own private practice and consulting business in the past as well. Erin has a vast amount of experience working with trauma and specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Erin remains committed to the principles of family empowerment, and is a lifelong advocate of our communities.

Sally Barca is the Clinical Director for Family Preservation Services in the Lynchburg, Campbell County, Amherst County, and Bedford County regions. She has a Masters in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. In the past 18 years she has worked with social services (providing advanced forensic interview skills to investigate severe physical and sexual abuse cases and training and supervision of staff). In addition she has provided group and individual counseling for children and adolescents in an acute psychiatric unit, and provided parent education. Her primary area of training and experience is in the field of trauma and attachment issues for children and families. Sally continues to be committed to helping families work through the impact of intergenerational trauma issues that impact safety, stability, and mental health of children and families.

Mario Salas is an attorney with the JustChildren program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville. Mario earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Virginia in 2003 and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2014. Mario received the Lewis F. Powell Fellowship in Legal Services, a post-graduate legal fellowship that allows him to implement the project he designed to represent low-income adolescent students with disabilities in matters relating to their education. Mario is particularly interested in ensuring that his clients have appropriate post-secondary transition plans with a robust and individualized array of transition services in school. Mario's enthusiasm for serving this group of clients has its roots in his work at the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA), a private non-profit day school in Charlottesville that specializes in educating children with autism. Mario taught students at VIA for almost eight years, first as an instructor and later as a lead teacher supervising up to 6 adolescent students with autism between the ages of 14 and 22. As a teacher at VIA, Mario earned his license as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst from the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Mario's e-mail is

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