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Episode Seven: When ACEs High Isn't a Good Thing

Welcome back to The Child Advocacy Podcast!

In this episode, we talk about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study – or ACEs – and its effect on children, adults, and resiliency. Click here for a PDF of information about the ACEs study and how you can use it to properly advocate for children.

Then, in Just the Facts, Ma’am, we talk about how to describe a living situation that might be less than ideal in your Report to the Court.

Listener Question: “I went unannounced to a home where my CASA kids have been placed back with the dad in a trial reunification. The smell of the home hit my nostrils as soon as the door opened. I can’t even talk about what I saw. That place was filthy. How do I tell the court what I saw in my court report. There isn’t room to describe this place.”

In our final segment, Angela and Brandon revisit the idea of self-care and talk about actionable plans to practice radical self-care. You can get your own self-care plan worksheet here.

If you have a question or a topic you’d like to hear more about, email us at

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

Angela can be reached at

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 11th, 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!

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