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This series of National CASA podcasts provides information that will improve your ability to advocate for abused and neglected children.

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This series of National CASA podcasts provides information that will improve your ability to advocate for abused and neglected children.

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By LilNickels715 - Sep 10 2011
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As a volunteer first, and now a staff member, I find these podcast to be very informative. I travel a lot in our surrounding counties, and I love to listen to the podcasts while driving. Thank you National CASA!!!

Become a CASA volunteer

By @jfalls - Mar 04 2010
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As an advocate, I find this podcast informative and challenging. Keep up the great work!

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
0
0
0
1

CASA

By LilNickels715 - Sep 10 2011
Read more
As a volunteer first, and now a staff member, I find these podcast to be very informative. I travel a lot in our surrounding counties, and I love to listen to the podcasts while driving. Thank you National CASA!!!

Become a CASA volunteer

By @jfalls - Mar 04 2010
Read more
As an advocate, I find this podcast informative and challenging. Keep up the great work!
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National CASA Podcast

Latest release on Aug 28, 2014

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This series of National CASA podcasts provides information that will improve your ability to advocate for abused and neglected children.

Rank #1: Domestic Violence

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

Aug 11 2008

18mins

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Rank #2: Child Development: Zero to Three

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Lucy Hudson of Zero to Three discusses how foster home placement can affect the development of an infant.

Sep 29 2008

14mins

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Rank #3: Succession Planning

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Janet Ward, National CASA program specialist, talks about succession planning and its importance for programs.

Sep 29 2008

17mins

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Rank #4: Working with Child Protective Services (CPS)

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Alex Parks-Sudan, a child protective services worker, discusses fostering good relationships with CASA/GAL advocates.

Aug 18 2008

13mins

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Rank #5: Improving Outcomes for Older Youth

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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 realize better outcomes.  In this podcast, four staff members from the Essex County CASA program in Newark, NJ discuss their experiences implementing Fostering Futures and how they are tracking and documenting outcomes.

May 11 2013

34mins

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Rank #6: Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

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Isabel Morales, senior project associate with Casey Family Services, talks about permanent solutions for youth aging out of the foster care system.

Aug 04 2008

18mins

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Rank #7: Educational Advocacy

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Kathleen McNaught of the American Bar Association talks about the importance of education in the lives of children and how CASA/GAL volunteers can ensure that educational needs are being met.

Jul 28 2008

18mins

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Rank #8: Foster Youth Experience: Jessica

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Jessica Hildebrand shares her experience of being in foster care and emancipating out of the system.

Aug 04 2008

26mins

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Rank #9: Understanding the National CASA Standards and Quality Assurance Process

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This podcast takes a closer look at the most recent revision of the National CASA Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs.  Listen to Shelley Morgan, Sybil Turner and Melissa Protzek discuss the importance of the standards and quality assurance process and talk about some of the reasons behind the most recent revisions.

Dec 03 2012

30mins

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Rank #10: First Voice, First Face of CASA

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After 35 years of CASA volunteers representing children in court, we caught up with the man who started it all.  In this podcast, hear Judge David Soukup remind us how it all got started.

Mar 28 2013

13mins

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Rank #11: Meeting the Emotional Needs of Children One Dog at a Time

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Since 2003 specially trained facility dogs have been assisting children and other individuals with physical, psychological or emotional trauma in the court system.  In this podcast, Ellen O'Neill-Stephens and Celeste Walsen from the Courthouse Dogs Foundation talk about how this program got started and provide their legal and clinical expertise on how dogs are changing the way emotional needs are being met in the courts, especially with child victims.

Feb 15 2013

27mins

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Rank #12: A Volunteer's Experience: Lorine

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Lorine Hall, a volunteer from Anchorage, AK, discusses the value she finds in being an advocate.

Sep 02 2008

11mins

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Rank #13: Teaming Up to Change Children’s Lives

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Glenn and Sherri Eckhardt were named the 2012 Florida GAL Volunteers of the Year.  Hear how this husband and wife team has also partnered with other GAL volunteers to more effectively serve on complex cases and form lifelong bonds while ensuring that the basic needs of children in foster care are met.

Nov 21 2012

16mins

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Rank #14: Increasing LGBT Cultural Competency

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation initiatve All Children - All Families helps child welfare organizations improve their recruitment and retention of volunteers and resource families in the LGBT community and works to enhance the LGBT cultural competency within the child welfare system.  Tracy Flynn, consultant with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, talks more about this opportunity.

Jun 21 2013

18mins

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Rank #15: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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Carolyn Hartness discusses FASD and a CASA/GAL volunteer advocates role in ensuring a child receives the needed services.

Aug 25 2008

12mins

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Rank #16: I Have a Dream - audio collage series week 3

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, members of the National CASA Facebook community have shared their dreams for future generations of children.  Listen to week three of a four part audio collage series recorded by National CASA Staff.

Aug 16 2013

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Rank #17: I Have a Dream - audio collage series week 1

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, members of the National CASA Facebook community have shared their dreams for future generations of children.  Listen to week one of a four part audio collage series recorded by National CASA Staff.

Aug 01 2013

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Rank #18: I Have a Dream - audio collage series week 2

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, members of the National CASA Facebook community have shared their dreams for future generations of children.  Listen to week two of a four part audio collage series recorded by National CASA Staff.

Aug 08 2013

1min

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Rank #19: Male Volunteer Recruitment

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Executive Director Paige Greene of Richland County CASA discusses the “CASA Quarterbacks” male volunteer recruitment model.

Jul 28 2008

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Rank #20: Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare

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Judge Louis A. Trosch Jr. of the 26th Judicial District in Mecklenburg County, NC, has done extensive work both personally and professionally to address issues of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.  Hear Judge Trosch talk about the work he has done and offer ways to address these issues in your own community.

Nov 02 2012

42mins

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Partners for Permanency

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The National CASA Association and the National Council of Family and Juvenile Court Judges (NCJFCJ) have an extensive collaborative history in working towards permanency and well-being for children.  Sworn in as President of NCJFCJ in July of 2014, and an active supporter of CASA, Judge Peggy H. Walker talks about this relationship and shares her expertise on working with infants and toddlers, brain science and judicial leadership involving abused and neglected children. 

Aug 28 2014

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Working Towards Cultural Competency

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LaDonna Wattley, founder of Wattley Training Institute and former Volunteer Director with Child Advocates, Inc. in Indianapolis, IN, has used her vast experiences in the child welfare, adoption and educational fields to develop in-depth trainings for others working in those fields, especially around working with families of color.  Listen to Ms. Wattley discuss cultural competency and other important things to consider when working with children and families.

Dec 05 2013

26mins

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Technology and Advocacy

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Sharon Nelson and John Simek have been busy as the President and Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a successful digital forensics, information technology and information security company. Their schedules just got even busier as Sharon was elected President of the Virginia State Bar. When they were looking for a rewarding, hands-on way to help others, they found a natural fit with Fairfax CASA in Fairfax, VA.  Listen to Sharon and John share their experiences as CASA volunteers, learn tips on working with the legal system and keeping things confidential using online technology tools, and hear their thoughts on using Skype as a tool to meet with CASA youth.

Oct 28 2013

31mins

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I Have a Dream - audio collage series week 4

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, members of the National CASA Facebook community have shared their dreams for future generations of children.  Listen to the final week of a four part audio collage recorded by National CASA staff, featuring the voices of Marleisha Cox, YWCA GirlsFirst intern, and Ellis, son of National CASA staff member Jill Wiedenhoft.

Aug 23 2013

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Reflecting on a Career of Service to Children

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In this podcast, National CASA chief program officer, Sally Erny reflects on her experience and inspiration throughout her career. Listen to Sally talk about her 27 years of service to CASA and her vision for National CASA. National CASA is celebrating 35 years of volunteer advocacy; Sally is one of the 35 Faces that is making the life better for abused and neglected children.

Aug 23 2013

16mins

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I Have a Dream - audio collage series week 3

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, members of the National CASA Facebook community have shared their dreams for future generations of children.  Listen to week three of a four part audio collage series recorded by National CASA Staff.

Aug 16 2013

1min

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I Have a Dream - audio collage series week 2

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, members of the National CASA Facebook community have shared their dreams for future generations of children.  Listen to week two of a four part audio collage series recorded by National CASA Staff.

Aug 08 2013

1min

Play

I Have a Dream - audio collage series week 1

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, members of the National CASA Facebook community have shared their dreams for future generations of children.  Listen to week one of a four part audio collage series recorded by National CASA Staff.

Aug 01 2013

1min

Play

Increasing LGBT Cultural Competency

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation initiatve All Children - All Families helps child welfare organizations improve their recruitment and retention of volunteers and resource families in the LGBT community and works to enhance the LGBT cultural competency within the child welfare system.  Tracy Flynn, consultant with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, talks more about this opportunity.

Jun 21 2013

18mins

Play

Improving Outcomes for Older Youth

Podcast cover
Read more

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 realize better outcomes.  In this podcast, four staff members from the Essex County CASA program in Newark, NJ discuss their experiences implementing Fostering Futures and how they are tracking and documenting outcomes.

May 11 2013

34mins

Play

First Voice, First Face of CASA

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After 35 years of CASA volunteers representing children in court, we caught up with the man who started it all.  In this podcast, hear Judge David Soukup remind us how it all got started.

Mar 28 2013

13mins

Play

Meeting the Emotional Needs of Children One Dog at a Time

Podcast cover
Read more

Since 2003 specially trained facility dogs have been assisting children and other individuals with physical, psychological or emotional trauma in the court system.  In this podcast, Ellen O'Neill-Stephens and Celeste Walsen from the Courthouse Dogs Foundation talk about how this program got started and provide their legal and clinical expertise on how dogs are changing the way emotional needs are being met in the courts, especially with child victims.

Feb 15 2013

27mins

Play

Understanding the National CASA Standards and Quality Assurance Process

Podcast cover
Read more

This podcast takes a closer look at the most recent revision of the National CASA Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs.  Listen to Shelley Morgan, Sybil Turner and Melissa Protzek discuss the importance of the standards and quality assurance process and talk about some of the reasons behind the most recent revisions.

Dec 03 2012

30mins

Play

Teaming Up to Change Children’s Lives

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Read more

Glenn and Sherri Eckhardt were named the 2012 Florida GAL Volunteers of the Year.  Hear how this husband and wife team has also partnered with other GAL volunteers to more effectively serve on complex cases and form lifelong bonds while ensuring that the basic needs of children in foster care are met.

Nov 21 2012

16mins

Play

Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare

Podcast cover
Read more

Judge Louis A. Trosch Jr. of the 26th Judicial District in Mecklenburg County, NC, has done extensive work both personally and professionally to address issues of racial disproportionality and disparity in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.  Hear Judge Trosch talk about the work he has done and offer ways to address these issues in your own community.

Nov 02 2012

42mins

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A Judge's Perspective

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In the Fall 2012 issue of the Connection magazine, Judge Joyce Williams Warren of Little Rock, AR, shared her advice to CASA volunteers on working with their judge.  In this interview, hear Judge Warren talk about why CASA volunteers are so important, as well as provide insight in working with both younger and older children in the court system.

Sep 27 2012

24mins

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Training Confident and Effective Volunteers

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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.

Sep 13 2012

27mins

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Providing Hope, Offering Insight

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After spending her childhood in an abusive home and several years in the foster care system, Stephanie Holt finds strength through her work as a CASA volunteer.  In this podcast hear Stephanie share her story as she offers hope to foster youth and provides insight for all CASA volunteers.    

May 24 2012

31mins

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

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We asked members of the National CASA network and Facebook community to describe the successful qualities of a CASA volunteer. Hear some of the responses we received.

Apr 16 2012

2mins

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Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth

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In this podcast, hear how Educational Advocacy Coordinator Jeff Perry is working to improve the educational outcomes for youth in the San Francisco CASA program and how CASA volunteers can be better advocates for the CASA youth they serve.

Mar 02 2012

25mins

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iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
0
0
0
1

CASA

By LilNickels715 - Sep 10 2011
Read more
As a volunteer first, and now a staff member, I find these podcast to be very informative. I travel a lot in our surrounding counties, and I love to listen to the podcasts while driving. Thank you National CASA!!!

Become a CASA volunteer

By @jfalls - Mar 04 2010
Read more
As an advocate, I find this podcast informative and challenging. Keep up the great work!