The Real Word is a panel comprised of courageous individuals who currently live or have lived in foster care, and who now speak both locally and nationally about life in the dependency system. At their presentations, Real Word panelists are open and forthright about their experiences. They share what it’s like to move from home to home, how it feels to be separated from siblings, and how they coped in the face of adversity. Panelists will inspire, humble, uplift, and move you as they share their personal stories and describe how the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program has made an impact on their lives as foster youth.
Real Word Speakers Panel
Wednesday, September 29
Special Event: Real Word Reunion
On April 27, 2021, two former foster youth, Josh and Candace, and their CASAs participated in the Real Word Reunion Speakers Panel, hosted by award-winning journalist and co-host of KPBS Midday Edition Maureen Cavanaugh. During this engaging conversation, Josh and Candace shared how they entered foster care, how things changed when their CASAs came into their lives, and how they think the system could change to better support children. Thank you to our inspiring panelists and everyone who attended!
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Request a Presentation
Please help us educate the community about issues surrounding children who have experienced abuse and neglect. To schedule a Real Word presentation for your group, please contact Sabrina Goosby at email@example.com or call 858-598-2205.
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