OUR METHODOLOGY + SOLUTIONS
All of Casa's programs and workshops are rooted in evidence-based education methods, which teach Emotional Intelligence (EQ) through Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) to children, teens and adults. Our programs are designed to develop emotional intelligence competencies - the key to increasing healthy relationship skills and reducing bullying, abuse, and violence.
The Four Benefits of EQ and SEL in Our Community
Statistics show that incorporating emotional intelligence and social and emotional learning into our businesses,
homes, schools and community can:
Increase individual’s success and ability to navigate life positively
Increase individual’s development of optimal relationship skills
Decrease abusive, bullying and violent relationships
Increase individual’s academic performance from 9-17%
Casa’s School Programs
Social and Emotional Learning - Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Casa utilizes evidence-based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and bullying prevention curriculums to teach emotional intelligence and meanness reduction. This enhances the “aha” moment learning opportunities through art, video, music and literature which increase and promote positivity, empathy building, promoting and celebrating cultural differences and commonalities.
P.O.W.E.R. (Positive Outcome With Every Relationship) - 6th-12th Grade
Casa created the POWER program to teach adolescents the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, how to identify sexual harassment and what conditions lead to sexual violence. This program has strong and valuable messages to educate students 6-12th grade on the characteristics of healthy, positive relationships, and types of abuse, how to recognize and prevent abusive situations, and how to seek and ask for help when in an abusive situation. The POWER program has been taught to over 80,000 students.
Kids Talk, No More Secrets - Taught in Pre-school-6th Grade
Appalling statistics report 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18. To prevent sexual abuse of children by someone they know vs. common "stranger danger" lessons, Casa has provided its sexual abuse prevention program 'Kids Talk' since 1975 in hundreds of Valley Schools reaching over 1 million students. As a result, sexual abuse has been prevented and stopped for thousands of Valley children. Casa’s goal is that every school in Arizona provide Casa’s 'Kids Talk' hour-long, once-per-year program in each classroom pre-school through 6th grade so every child has the chance to hear this critically needed safety information. In the Casa 'Kids Talk' Program students are taught how to identify inappropriate behaviors.
Casa’s Community Workshops
Casa’s Resource and Training Center offers training, workshops, and seminars to support administrators, managers, and community leaders to create cultures of positivity based on the integration of emotional intelligence. Our training's all introduce principles and practices to implement effective positive social change strategies. Embracing this new way of thinking, feeling, and acting leads to:
Increased business and leadership success,
The ability to navigate life positively,
The development of optimal relationship skills, and
Decreased abusive, bullying and violent relationships.