Fillmore County CASA along with CASA of South Central is sponsoring an award-winning documentary “The Kids we Lose” to be shown in Geneva. These showings will be on March 1, at 2 p.m. and March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Rialto II Theater in Geneva.
This film best describes the human side of being a child or student with behavioral challenges, and the struggles faced by parents, educators, staff in facilities, mental health clinicians, and judicial and law enforcement professionals in trying to ensure that these kids receive the help they need, per TheKidsWelose.com/livesinbalance.org.
Attendees are encouraged to stay after viewing this film and to take time to ask questions to a panel.
Discussion panel members include: Michelle Rayburn, ESU No. 6 and Special Education coordinator; and Aaron Veleba, principal of Fillmore Central Elementary. Representatives from Juvenile Justice include: Amy Latshaw, Investigation and Evaluation Specialist, Juvenile Services Division Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation; and Michele Lueders, Juvenile Intake and Detention Alternatives Specialist/Juvenile Service Division.
Mental health clinicians for the panel are Susan Gelster, MA, LPC; and Jillyan Schmidt, BA, MHT, from Fillmore County Hospital Behavioral Health Services. Pastor Stuart Davis Chairman of the Ministerial Alliance group will also be a part of this panel.
Frank Heinisch, local attorney and chairman of Fillmore CASA Board, will be moderator for the panel on Sunday and Fillmore County Court Judge Michael Burns will be moderator for Tuesday.
If you work with or are a parent of a youth with behavioral challenges or mental health issues, you are encouraged to attend “The Kids We Lose.” Free refreshments will be provided. No admission will be charged.
If you have questions, call Deborah Mohlman, Fillmore CASA coordinator at 402-759-4975.