21 episodes

This continuing education podcast connects CASA volunteers with engaging and relevant training designed to help strengthen advocacy for children and families. Each short, dynamic episode features informative discussions with subject matter experts exploring topics connected to child welfare and best practices for CASA advocacy. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) in their personal capacity and are not the official policy or position of Texas CASA.

CASA on the Go: Continuing Education for CASA Volunteers Texas CASA

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

This continuing education podcast connects CASA volunteers with engaging and relevant training designed to help strengthen advocacy for children and families. Each short, dynamic episode features informative discussions with subject matter experts exploring topics connected to child welfare and best practices for CASA advocacy. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker(s) in their personal capacity and are not the official policy or position of Texas CASA.

    Learning from Lived Expertise with Renequa Burch

    Learning from Lived Expertise with Renequa Burch

    At Texas CASA, we believe in learning from the stories and leadership of those who have experienced our systems firsthand. In this episode, we’re joined by Renequa Burch, a mother whose family has been impacted by the Texas foster care system in a deeply agonizing way. Renequa’s experiences offer crucial insights about the importance of engaging meaningfully with parents and family members from the very beginning of appointment, the power of  effective communication and collaboration, the need to gather information independently and from the source, and the bedrock importance of ensuring advocacy is grounded in the minimum sufficient level of care. 
    Support the show (https://texascasa.org/how-to-help/give/)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Power of Compassionate Advocacy with Maria McCord

    The Power of Compassionate Advocacy with Maria McCord

    How can we learn from the stories of those who experienced our foster care system firsthand, and move towards more compassionate and holistic advocacy for youth and families? Join us for an inspirational conversation with Collaborative Family Engagement Coach Maria McCord about the importance of empathy in our work with children and families, and the lifesaving power of connection.
    Support the show (https://texascasa.org/how-to-help/give/)

    • 22 min
    Authentic Youth Engagement in Family Meetings and Beyond (Part 2) with Lisa Merkel-Holguin and Anita Horner

    Authentic Youth Engagement in Family Meetings and Beyond (Part 2) with Lisa Merkel-Holguin and Anita Horner

    Our guest Lisa Merkel-Holguin has written that "children and youth, in systems that are designed to serve them, often experience their needs and opinions as being overlooked in the context of planning for them." Join us for part two of this episode featuring Anita Horner and Lisa Merkel-Holguin to learn more about creative and meaningful ways young people’s needs and interests could be better centered within case planning meetings and decision-making processes. 
    Support the show (https://texascasa.org/how-to-help/give/)

    • 23 min
    Authentic Youth Engagement in Family Meetings and Beyond (Part 1) with Lisa Merkel-Holguin and Anita Horner

    Authentic Youth Engagement in Family Meetings and Beyond (Part 1) with Lisa Merkel-Holguin and Anita Horner

    Too often, child welfare professionals' good intentions of protecting children or youth from difficult conversations can have the unintended result of excluding the young person from decision-making that profoundly impacts them. Texas CASA is deeply honored to welcome the powerhouse duo Lisa Merkel-Holguin and Anita Horner from The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect for this two-part episode to talk about how CASA advocates can empower youth to participate more meaningfully in their family meetings, as well as in decision-making in the CPS process more generally. 
    Support the show (https://texascasa.org/how-to-help/give/)

    • 20 min
    Lifting Youth Voices in CASA Advocacy with Prince Hayward and Josue Rodriguez

    Lifting Youth Voices in CASA Advocacy with Prince Hayward and Josue Rodriguez

    Understanding the desires of the child or youth is central to best interest advocacy. How can CASA advocates partner with youth to ensure their voices are heard and their perspectives are valued? In this episode we're joined by two wonderful guests from Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS), Prince Hayward and Josue Rodriguez, sharing their expertise about how advocates can work to meaningfully include youth voices and input in our advocacy. 

    Now streaming on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.
    Support the show (https://texascasa.org/how-to-help/give/)

    • 24 min
    Evidence-Based Family Engagement with Dr. Natalie Beck Aguilera

    Evidence-Based Family Engagement with Dr. Natalie Beck Aguilera

    How can CASA advocates help bend the arc of child welfare practice to become more fully family-centered? In this episode, Dr. Natalie Beck Aguilera shares evidence-based strategies for engaging with families and explores why collaborating with family members is so crucial to effective child advocacy. Dr. Beck Aguilera's "reframe game" illuminates how a strengths-based advocacy lens can help us reconsider resistance we might encounter in our work with families, and she draws on her extensive social work experience to share insights about the ways in which our own attitudes impact our working relationships with parents and families. 
    Support the show (https://texascasa.org/how-to-help/give/)

    • 33 min

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