Recording The Hard Stories With Jayne Amelia Larson of The Bonus Babies Podcast


Jun 14 2021 • 36 mins

Will you take me home? These are the words that a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) hears when working with children in the foster system. A CASA is assigned to a child to represent the voice and advocate what is best for the child. It is a volunteer position, and with over 650,00 kids in the foster system, it is a position that is growing in demand every year.  As you will hear in the episode, a CASA is a special kind of person with an open heart and an open mind. Jayne has created this podcast to help share the stories of kids who have been through the system.  Jayne is doing great work in this space, illuminating stories that otherwise stayed untold. This episode will open the window into a world that very few of us see or understand. Find a CASA position near you > https://nationalcasagal.org/ (https://nationalcasagal.org/) Key Topics: ·     What is the purpose of having a CASA assigned to a chile (1:10) ·     What makes having these volunteers so unique to the foster care system (3:39) ·     What brought Jayne to joining and becoming a CASA volunteer (5:45)) ·     Where did the idea to take the foster care stories and turn them into a podcast (10:52) ·     As you interviewer, how do you enable your guest to open up about these impossible stories (13:41) ·     How to establish trust with a guest before you ever hit record (17:07) ·     How are you growing the show (19:03) ·     How does Jayne still advocate for ongoing cases while hosting the podcast (23:29) ·     What are some of the boundaries as a CASA between the child (25:09) ·     What is Jaynes’s big audacious goal for starting this podcast (26:44) ·     Finding ways to become a CASA in your local city (29:10) Website link: bonusbabies.com Podcast Links: ·     https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bonus-babies/ (Apple) ·     https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xNzM4NjI4LnJzcw (Google) ·     https://open.spotify.com/show/5tYio7PAHuEVSrRY6hZLUx?si=IVtuXrm7TsSSdZj55bZu6g&dl_branch=1 (Spotify) Charity: CASA LA (https://casala.org/ (https://casala.org/)) Donation: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E330805&id=6 (Link) Social Links ·     https://twitter.com/BabiesBonus (Twitter) ·     https://www.facebook.com/BonusBabiesPodcast (Facebook) ·     https://www.instagram.com/bonusbabiespodcast/ (Instagram)   Thanks for Listening!  Be sure to subscribe onhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/causecasts/id1398644299?mt=2 ( Apple),https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLnBvZGlhbnQuY28vY2F1c2VjYXN0cy9yc3MueG1s ( Google),https://open.spotify.com/show/3hmQQrfFDPznEqEAEeRVm8 ( Spotify), https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/67ea3876-ad03-4d6f-814c-c5395544f5c6/Causepods?ref=dm_wcp_podcast_link_th (Amazon), or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at mathew@causepods.org. Follow Mathew on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods – https://www.facebook.com/MathewPassy (Facebook) |https://twitter.com/MathewPassy ( Twitter) |https://www.instagram.com/mathewpassy/ ( Instagram) |https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewpassy/ ( LinkedIn) For help, resources, and community support, please join thehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/causepods ( Causepods Facebook Group) if you are already producing podcasts for a cause or are thinking about launching one. And if you would like to be a guest on Causepods, please fill out this form...