Tag archives: child abuse

‘A Caseload of One’: CASA Puts the Focus on Individualized Attention for Children
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 20, 2021

The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County is to assure a safe, permanent, and nurturing home for all abused and/or neglected children by providing a highly trained volunteer to advocate for them in the court system. When a child is removed from their home due to abuse or neglect, they […]

CALM is for Kids
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 11, 2021

April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month, so naturally our very own Child Abuse Listening Mediation has some special activities planned. CALM is half-a-century old and the only nonprofit in Santa Barbara County that specializes in the prevention and treatment of childhood trauma. This organization, just like every other nonprofit, has had to forgo its […]

Crab Fest for Calm
By Lynda Millner   |   January 30, 2020

CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) held its inaugural event, a Crab Fest, at the Carriage & Western Art Museum. Everyone “got crackin’” dressed in casual western attire and ready to attack those crabs. After wine time the sold-out crowd set down to tables covered with brown paper and bibs and a cracking tool. The crabs […]

Celebrity Authors Luncheon
By Lynda Millner   |   April 4, 2019

In 1970, my friend Susan Gulbranson’s mom, Clair Miles, who was a nurse and doctor’s wife, learned of a young father under extreme stress who killed his eight-week-old son. She put a special telephone in her home and instructed her young children to never answer if it rang. Thus was born Child Abuse Listening Mediation […]

Clawesome Debut
By Richard Mineards   |   January 23, 2019

The CALM – Child Abuse Listening Mediation – Auxiliary’s first-ever Crab Fest at the Carriage and Western Art Museum was all it was cracked up to be with a sellout crowd of 200 guests raising more than $20,000 for general funds. The fun Harbor Restaurant-sponsored bash, co-chaired by Sharon Curry and Jane Metiu, was emceed […]

By Richard Mineards   |   November 15, 2018

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day when the popular charity, CALM – Child Abuse Listening Mediation – hosted its 7th annual CALM at Heart lunch “Building Community” at the Coral Casino. More than 210 guests helped raise around $100,000 for the nonprofit, founded in 1969, with the ubiquitous Geoff Green emceeing the fun […]

Fostering Love
By Lynda Millner   |   November 16, 2017

“Love begins at home and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put into that action.” – Mother Teresa CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) knows all about that. They are there for abused children. Today was their sixth Fostering Love event. That is in addition to the CALM Authors luncheon […]