Education and Awareness

Resources and Education

Parenting Class:

One service offered at CASA is a free parenting class. Yes, FREE. Not just to the survivors of abuse that CASA serves but also to those in the community. This course is available to anyone seeking knowledge of Parenting topics. CASA’s parenting program gets numerous referrals from agencies such as the courthouse, Missouri Children’s Division, Missouri Probation and Parole, Burrell, Compass Health, and many others. The class is a 12-week program that reviews topics such as parenting styles, attachment, play, academics, healthy communication, discipline, structures, routines, and more. There are also two additional courses on domestic and sexual violence and the effects these things can have on children and families.

CASA’s Parenting program is available on Zoom every Thursday from 9:30 am-11:30 am or via Google Classroom at a self-paced rate of completion. To refer or register for the course please contact CASA’s therapist at 660-827-5559 for more information or email

Domestic and Sexual Violence are public health issues that can be prevented. CASA aims to end rape and abuse in our area, but the only way to do that is to raise education and awareness of the impact domestic and sexual violence has on our community.

For many, when they think of domestic violence, they envision black eyes and bruises. In reality, it is a much more complex pattern of behaviors that abusive partners undertake to control their victims. When individuals envision sexual violence, many believe a common misconception that most sexual assaults are committed by a stranger. In reality, a victim of sexual assault is more likely to be assaulted by someone they know. Further, there are often misconceptions that the victim of rape or abuse must have done something to cause the abuse to occur – dressing provocatively, being intoxicated, starting a verbal argument with their partner, and so on. The truth is, NO ONE deserves to be physically or sexually assaulted.

It is because of these misconceptions and many more surrounding domestic and sexual violence that CASA works diligently to raise awareness and education in our community. If you are a member of a civic group, organization, educational institution, or an individual wanting to learn more about how to prevent domestic and sexual violence in our area, CASA can help by facilitating presentations and trainings in a variety of settings.

For more information about having CASA serve as a guest speaker at your next meeting, please contact us at (660) 827-5559.

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