CASA Gallery Crawl
3100 SW 6th Ave
Amarillo, TX 79106
For the second year, West Texas AMU Graphic Design students are teaming up with CASA to present
a one-night art event!
As CASA Volunteers made visits throughout the year, art was used as a medium to express the thoughts and feelings of our kiddos. These creations were then given to students participating in the West Texas AMU Graphic Design Program for reinterpretation. The final works will be on display for one night and available to the public through a silent auction. You don’t want to miss this powerful and inspiring display or the chance to own an original piece of your own.
The event includes an evening of live music provided by Kim and the Crash as well as heavy hors d’ oeuvres, wine and craft beer.
The pre-party starts at 3:30 pm with a BONUS 6th Street Crawl to include select merchants along Historic Route 66. Crawl maps will be available Rocking OT, and the wrist band will provide access to fun and refreshments along the crawl!
WHEN: Saturday, November 2nd
WHERE: Rocking OT, 3100 SW 6th Avenue on Historic Route 66
TIME: Gallery Crawl begins at 3:30 pm, HeArt of CASA begins at 5:30 pm
Join Amarillo Area CASA for a Church Staff and Church Volunteer training on understanding trauma in children and building resilience within the kids in your congregation. Sympathizing with children who have experienced trauma is only part of what children need; understanding trauma and how to respond to a child’s behaviors after trauma is often the most important, but most forgotten part of the process. Come learn how to better understand the children and families you work with and partner with CASA as we try to build more informed communities in the panhandle. This event is FREE. Brunch will be served!
October is domestic violence awareness month
In effort to raise awareness about the issue of Domestic Violence in the United States and across the globe, October has been designated National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Informed conversations are a crucial part of implementing the necessary changes to prevent domestic violence from happening and help those who have been victimized. While domestic violence has often been seen as a personal issue to be kept quiet, we have begun to see a promising shift towards community education and reform in the criminal justice system. While Domestic Violence Awareness Month only lasts for 31 days, it is imperative that conversations about this issue continue to gain momentum in the long-term. Many of us have close friends or family members who have been victims of domestic violence or have been victimized ourselves, and we must recognize that there are people in all communities across the country who have been affected as well.
Children and Domestic Violence
* 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
* 10,000,000 children are exposed to domestic violence each year in the United States
* Approximately 1 in 3 adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner – which exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting young people.
* Victims of abuse are at increased risk for mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.