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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.

You can subscribe via RSS or iTunes and receive new programs as they are released. Or, you can download individual programs below by clicking on the "Download Podcast" link after each listing. And be sure to send an email with your suggestions and feedback to memberservices@casaforchildren.org.

Carolyn Hartness discusses FASD and a CASA/GAL volunteer advocates role in ensuring a child receives the needed services.
Direct download: fasd.mp3
Category:Volunteer Skills -- posted at: 3:43pm PDT

Brian Washburn, the National CASA Training Director, introduces the Continuing Education Cookbook.
Direct download: cookbook.mp3
Category:National CASA Update -- posted at: 3:42pm PDT

Alex Parks-Sudan, a child protective services worker, discusses fostering good relationships with CASA/GAL advocates.
Direct download: alex.mp3
Category:Volunteer Skills -- posted at: 3:41pm PDT

Gwen Hurst-Anderson, state director of Nebraska CASA, discusses domestic violence and its effect on volunteer advocacy.

Direct download: gwen.mp3
Category:Volunteer Skills -- posted at: 3:40pm PDT

Sally Erny, National CASA chief program officer, explains the process of local programs expanding into neighboring districts.
Direct download: sally.mp3
Category:Program Staff Skills -- posted at: 3:39pm PDT

Isabel Morales, senior project associate with Casey Family Services, talks about permanent solutions for youth aging out of the foster care system.
Direct download: isabel.mp3
Category:Volunteer Skills -- posted at: 3:38pm 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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