CSP 077: How C.A.S.A. is asking You to Help Foster Kids during COVID. Guest Diane Smyer. Crooked Spine Show

Keeping kids safe and healthy has been harder in 2020; especially for foster kids. CASA’s program qualifies volunteers to help. Today’s interview is with Diane who runs the new Upland office. She has been with CASA for a long time. She understand the needs of foster kids and how volunteers can help them. Checkout the show.

Connect with Diane Smyers​ West-end Community Outreach Coordinator:

1126 West Foothill Blvd, Suite 175 Upland, CA 91786




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(4:10) How these Covid times terrifies foster kids.

(5:30) How a child is put in foster care and how CASA helps.

(12:50) Being a CASA is fun.

(18:00) How advocates help foster kids w/ health conditions.

(20:10) Steps & Stress when a foster child is moved and changes school.

(27:00) How opening the Upland office has helped CASA and volunteers.

(33:50) The community and police showing they care for CASA foster kids.

(38:30) The best qualities Diane is looking for in future CASA advocates.

(44:00) Dr. Tony’s wrap up.