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National CASA Podcast

Podcast LogoIn this series of interviews we provide updates from National CASA, alert you to legislative action, and share experiences from program staff, volunteers and the youth we serve. In addition, you will gain important staff and volunteer skills to help you advocate for abused and neglected children.

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At our 2010 National CASA Conference, we invited volunteers, staff, supporters and others to share their CASA/GAL stories in a story booth.  In this week's podcast, we present the first edited interview: a conversation between a youth who recently emancipated from the foster care system and a youth currently in state care.

Direct download: CandaceAshleyFinal.mp3
Category:Youth Voices -- posted at: 1:07pm PDT

This is part one of a two-part series. In this half you will hear Michael describe his experiences with the foster care system and Rhode Island CASA and share how he was able to overcome the odds. In part two you will hear from the two men who helped Michael get where he is today.

Direct download: Michael_E.mp3
Category:Youth Voices -- posted at: 3:49pm PDT

Former foster youth Amanda Metivier and Alaska State Director Marion Hallum discuss Facing Foster Care in Alaska, a foster youth advocacy program.
Direct download: ffca.mp3
Category:Youth Voices -- posted at: 3:47pm PDT

Jessica Hildebrand shares her experience of being in foster care and emancipating out of the system.
Direct download: jessica.mp3
Category:Youth Voices -- posted at: 3:36pm PDT

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