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Crack the Code: Succeed Because You Want To
2/19/12 – Rhonda’s Radio Show,
An inspiring story about a 5-year-old boy who, “was put on a bus with nothing more than a one-way ticket to another state where no one was waiting,” with special guest Adam Robe from Foster Care Alumni of America.

Ashley Rhodes-Courter
3/30/11 – Radio Alice Podcast
Learn more about the issues and local effects from Maya Durrett, former Program Director of SFCASA, speaking with author Ashley Rhodes-Courter on her book.

Families in Poverty
1/10/11 – National CASA
A podcast featuring Monica Boguki, a lawyer with the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis. Monica discusses ‘the newly poor,’ a result of the recent economic downturn that has placed kids in some vulnerable situations—affecting their ability to finish high school and other issues vital to their development.

Defying the Odds
9/27/11 – The Michael Eric Dyson Show
Share a triumphant story about a foster youth’s transition from care to college with the help of a CASA volunteer. This bright and determine young woman is featured with her CASA volunteer.

See more at National CASA Association’s Podcast



Ask Us Who We Are
A new documentary about children in foster care.

America’s Most Unwanted, a film about foster youth by Shani Heckman. (See also this YouTube clip.)

Foster Care Stories: A Place To Be
Produced by Academy Award winning-filmmaker Bill Whiteford, this films captures the real-life stories of a diverse collection of people affected by the foster care system.



A Brother’s Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse by Richard Pelzer (2006)

A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer (1995)

All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated by Nell Bernstein (2007)

And Still We Rise: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City Students by Miles Corwin (2001)

The Glass Castle: A Memoir Jeannette Walls (2006)

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (2011)

One Small Boat: The Story of a Little Girl, Lost then Found by Kathy Harrison (2006)

Somebody’s Someone a memoir by Regina Louise (2008)

Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

White Oleander by Janet Fitch (2000)

For Children

My Lifebook Journal: A Workbook for Children in Foster Care

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