CASA Coffees

Manhasset CASA provides parent networking through its CASA Coffees which are held three times during the year. The grass roots parent socials begin with local psychologists and social workers discussing issues regarding underage drinking and teen substance use, parent communication as well as how parents can work together to combat youth risk behaviors and reinforce an environment where teens have more opportunity to make healthy choices. The coffees empower parents through local networking and help them to develop reasonable shared guidelines regarding curfews and age-appropriate social activities. Parents also learn about each other’s rules and effectively squelching teen claims that “everyone else is doing it.”