Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Marvelous May

Lesson Idea: The United States makes so much more out of Cinco de Mayo than the people of Mexico. The holiday is mostly celebrated by the Mexican state of Puebla. Why not look into the significance of this holiday with your mentee, and find out why the United States turned it into a day they wanted to celebrate? Ask your mentee what, if anything, their family does for Cinco de Mayo. This could turn into a conversation about family traditions...

Bowl to Benefit Santa Barbara's Teen Court!
3rd Annual Law Bowl
Saturday, May 22nd
12 to 2 PM
Zodo's Bowling and Beyond
5925 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

Community members and organizations have donated money in support of Santa Barbara's Teen Court. This means that they have sponsored lanes to allow our youth to bowl who are involved with CADA youth programs, including the Mentor Program. So far we have one lane available to us, which means that 5 mentees can bowl for free!! Mentors, you won't have the chance to bowl yourself this time, but don't worry, we will have a bowling event in the summer in which you can participate!

Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. RSVP to your case manager! We will take a waiting list in case other spots open! 

To find out more about Teen Court, visit their website: http://cadasb.org/youth-services/teen-court.aspx
To find out how to support Law Bowl, go herehttp://cadasb.givezooks.com/events/third-annual-lawbowl

Mentor Training: Knowing the Signs of Domestic Violence
Wednesday, May 26th
5:30 to 6:30 pm
CADA • 2nd Floor • Conference Room 2
232 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Join us for a training led by Christy Haynes, Teen Services Coordinator for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County. Christy has worked and advocated for teens in school and agency settings for the past 20 years, creating and implementing programs focusing on violence prevention, conflict resolution, anger management and personal development. She has worked with teens in junior high and high schools, Juvenile Hall, Probation, Community Counseling and Education Center, as national facilitator for The Joseph Matteucci Foundation, and as executive director of re:solutions. Christy received her Master’s Degree in Psychology in 1999 at Antioch University, Santa Barbara, with a special focus in Community Psychology.

Christy will help us learn to identify the signs that could be a potentially dangerous living situation for our mentees and/or their family. She'll also help us know how to talk with a youth who maybe has a history of violence in the home, and how to talk with them about these scary situations.

To learn more about DVS, you can look at their websitehttp://www.dvsolutions.org/default.aspx

RSVP no later than Monday, May 24th at 5 PM to either Juliana or Teresa.


Anonymous said...

Its strange to me that christy is a mentor to me , every time I have encountered her she seems agitated and standoffish never happy . But Ive only seen her about a dozen times so what do I know?

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