THE CHILD ADVOCACY PODCAST

The Child Advocacy Podcast is now available!!!

Check out our latest episode:

Episode Five – “Eat Your Heart Out Leo Tolstoy!”

In this episode, we discuss The Art of Letters – some handy tips for court-report writing, specifically how to describe what you’ve seen and heard as you’ve worked your case. Click here for a PDF showing how to write a Report to the Court.

Then, Brandon’s back, trying to stump poor Angela. Good luck, Brandon!

In our final segment, New and Noteworthy, Angela tells us about new expansion efforts into the 11th Judicial District (Washington and Nowata counties). Ahead of that, the CASA Board of Directors voted to change the name to CASA of Northeast Oklahoma. Here’s the new logo:

If you have a question or a topic you’d like to hear more about, email us at info@cano-casa.com.

Listening to this episode and reading the attachments in the show notes is worth one hour of in-service credit.

Brandon can be reached at brandon@cano-casa.com and Angela can be reached at angela@cano-casa.com.

The Child Advocacy Podcast is a production of Woodruff Media Management and CASA of Northeast Oklahoma. All content in this podcast and show notes is intended for volunteers and employees of CASA of Northeast Oklahoma, Inc. If you’ve tuned in to the podcast from an area outside of the 12th or 13th Judicial Districts of Oklahoma, please consult your own CASA program for direction and local policies and procedures. This podcast is designed for private, internal use as an in-service for CASA volunteers and prospective volunteers and is not intended for external usage.

Thanks for listening!

Episode Four – Keep This Confidential

In this episode, we revisit Postcards From The Edge of Volunteerism and discuss confidentiality – and how to keep it. For a flow chart that will help you keep confidentiality front of mind, click here for a PDF.

Then, for Optima Optimization, we’ll talk about Facilitations Logs on Optima – how to do them and when to do them.

Finally, in a Takeaway Tip, Angela shares some food for thought about how to get the most out of your CASA volunteer experience.

As always, if you have a question or a topic you’d like to hear more about, email us at info@cano-casa.com.

Listening to this episode and reading the attachments in the show notes is worth one hour of in-service credit.

Brandon can be reached at brandon@cano-casa.com and Angela can be reached at angela@cano-casa.com.


Episode Three – And You Are… And This is Concerning?

In this episode, we tackle the difficult task of introducing yourself for the first time to a child, a parent, and a professional service provider. It isn’t as easy to do as you think. For handy tips on how to introduce yourself as CASA, click here for a PDF.

In a new segment, Professional Development 101, Angela talks about “I Thought It Was Me (But It Isn’t)” by Dr. Brene Brown on shame resilience, which helped her understand how to handle the shame children and families suffer in deprived court cases.

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Finally, in New and Noteworthy, we talk about what’s been happening at Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma. Here’s a link to our new Three-Year Strategic Plan.

Make sure you email angela@cano-casa.com to join a committee:

  • Resource Development Committee
  • Volunteer Development Committee
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Marketing and Branding Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Expansion Committee

Here are some additional links to other resources mentions this week:

As always, if you have a question or a topic you’d like to hear more about, shoot us an email at info@cano-casa.com.

Listening to this episode and reading the attachments in the show notes is worth one hour of in-service credit.

Brandon can be reached at brandon@cano-casa.com and Angela can be reached at angela@cano-casa.com.

The Child Advocacy Podcast is a production of Woodruff Media Management and Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma. All content in this podcast and show notes are intended for volunteers and employees of Child Advocates of Northeast Oklahoma, Inc. If you’ve tuned in to the podcast from an area outside of the 12th or 13th Judicial Districts of Oklahoma, please consult your own CASA program for direction and local policies and procedures. This podcast is designed for private, internal use as an in-service for CASA volunteers and prospective volunteers and is not intended for external usage.

Thanks for listening!


Episode Two – The Spy Who Loved Me…

In this episode, we channel our inner Sherlock Holmes to share our best investigatory secrets! If you enjoy puzzles, digging for information, and leaving no stone unturned, this episode is for you. For more information about our sneakiest sleuthing tips and how pictures can be worth a thousand words, click here.

Then Angela shares a story about the messier side of volunteering in “Postcards From the Edge of Volunteerism.” Turns out, volunteering isn’t always a walk in the park.

Finally, we talk about self-care plans and strategies. Burnt edges are great in barbecue restaurants…not so much in volunteerism. Click here for a Self-Care Manifesto.

As always, if you have a question or a topic you’d like to hear more about, shoot us an email at info@cano-casa.com.

Listening to this episode and reading the attachments in the show notes is worth one hour of in-service credit.


Episode One: Introducing….

Welcome to our first episode of The Child Advocacy Podcast!

In this episode, we discuss how to ask good questions and the difference between an open-ended question and a closed-ended question. Click here to read more about how to ask good questions.

We also talk about the new Optima database and New Contact Logs. Visit with your Advocate Coordinator about how to start a new contact log in Optima. They’ll be happy to show you how. For an example of an Optima New Contact Log click here.

Finally, Brandon tries to stump Angela with the question, “____________________________?” Angela is here to answer all of your burning questions about CASA work. If you have a question or a topic you’d like to hear more about, shoot us an email at info@cano-casa.com.

Brandon can be reached at brandon@cano-casa.com and Angela can be reached at angela@cano-casa.com.

Listening to this episode is worth one hour of in-service credit with CANO.


 

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