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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.

In this podcast Jacqueline Wilson from Louisiana CASA Association discusses the importance of including the youth in the decision making process in creating their plan.


Direct download: JW_Final.mp3
Category:Volunteer Skills -- posted at: 10:54am PDT

National CASA's CEO Michael Piraino shares his thoughts on how our network's advocacy changes the lives of the children we serve, which ultimately changes the world.
Direct download: MPFinalChangeWorld.mp3
Category:Stories From the Network -- posted at: 7:23am PDT

Lynn Riemer, expert on drug manufacturing, explains the effects of methamphetamine on the families and children we serve.  Lynn was a presenter at our 2009 National CASA Conference and will be returning to speak at our 2010 National CASA Conference in Atlanta, April 16-19.

Direct download: Lynnfinal.mp3
Category:Volunteer Skills -- posted at: 2:44pm PDT

Former foster youth Angel Adams tells her story of her racial and ethnic journey while in foster care.  Angel is a member of Facing Foster Care in Alaska, and her artwork has appeared on the cover of National CASA's Connection magazine.

Direct download: AngelAdams_Final.mp3
Category:Stories From the Network -- posted at: 10:58am PDT

Volunteer advocate Joe Sternberg tells the story of his experience as a CASA volunteer.

Direct download: Jo_Sternberg_Final.mp3
Category:Stories From the Network -- posted at: 9:49am PDT

Retired Judge Dean Lewis, editor of The Judges' Page newsletter, shares her perspective on the importance of the work of CASA/GAL volunteers in the courtroom.


Direct download: Dean_Interview_Judges_Page_Final.mp3
Category:Stories From the Network -- posted at: 9:42am PDT

National CASA staff and others from our network describe what the Curriculum Advisory Committee does and how our programs benefit from their work.

Direct download: alltogether.mp3
Category:National CASA Update -- posted at: 11:20am PDT

LaRae Oberloh, program manager with the Sioux Falls Area CASA Program, discusses ways a CASA/GAL volunteer can effectively advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in foster care.

Direct download: LGBTQ.mp3
Category:Volunteer Skills -- posted at: 4:10pm PDT

Four Iowa program staff members discuss the requirements, challenges and rewards of CASA work.
Direct download: iowa.mp3
Category:Stories From the Network -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Michael Piraino, National CASA CEO, discusses how the current economic situation is affecting the children we serve.
Direct download: MP3.mp3
Category:National CASA Update -- posted at: 4:07pm PDT

Ryan Whitfill, a volunteer with Dallas CASA, shares his experiences as a new advocate.
Direct download: Ryan.mp3
Category:Stories From the Network -- posted at: 4:06pm PDT

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