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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.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)-the most common lawful status available to immigrant youth-is an important consideration in a growing amount of our network's cases. In this podcast, Susan Schmidt, a consultant for Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services, provides an introduction to SIJS. This is part one of a two-part podcast.

Direct download: SusanSFinalPartOne.mp3
Category:Volunteer Skills -- posted at: 10:13am PDT

Lisa Barsky Firsker, PhD explains how the use of simple materials such as crayons, paper, colored pencils and markers can be a powerful way to communicate with a child. As she says: "Inside every quiet child there is a loud voice trying to get out."

Direct download: LisaBFFinal.mp3
Category:Volunteer Skills -- posted at: 11:37am PDT

This podcast features National CASA Association Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year Melissa Protzek of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania.

Direct download: MelissaPFinal.mp3
Category:Stories From the Network -- posted at: 4:08pm PDT

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