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National CASA Podcast

May 11, 2013

Older youth often age out of the foster care system without the tools and resources needed to successfully transition to adulthood.  CASA and GAL volunteers that have been trained with the National CASA Fostering Futures curriculum are more aware of the needs of older youth and are better able to work alongside them to...


Sep 13, 2012

Learn how the Flex Learning curriculum can help develop more confident and effective volunteers.  In this podcast, program coordinator, Amia Barrows describes this blended learning approach and talks about her experience implementing this new volunteer training in her community.


Feb 7, 2012

In this second installment of podcasts on The Peer Coordinator Model we talk with program staff to hear their experiences on transitioning to this model.  Megan Shultz from CASA of Lane County in Springfield, OR offers insight into the process including lessons learned and tips that she hopes will be helpful to other...


Feb 7, 2012

In this second installment of podcasts on The Peer Coordinator Model we talk with program staff to hear their experiences on transitioning to this model.  Laurie Laughlin from Maricopa County CASA in Phoenix, AZ discusses the challenges she has experienced and the success that she has seen, especially with volunteer...


Jan 9, 2012

National CASA is working to find ways to provide a CASA volunteer for every child who needs one. In this podcast Michael Heaton, western regional program officer, talks about how CASA programs can maximize their resources, serve more kids and build stronger relationships with their volunteers using a peer-coordinator...