Sep 24

In a special two-part discussion over the September and October episodes, C2YPodcast will be examining the topic of death with Dr. Mary Vachon. This first episode will deal with the death of a caregiver. Dr. Vachon offers suggestions on preparing a young person for the death of a parent, what responses one might see after the death, and how to support the child/youth/young adult as they grow up without that parent. 

Dr. Vachon is a Registered Nurse/Ph. D. psychotherapist in private practice with a focus on death and dying. She has been working in this area since the late 1960s and has published over 170 scientific articles and book chapters in the areas of bereavement, occupational stress in health care professionals, dealing with life-threatening illnesses, and spirituality; among other related topics.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
May 28

Dr. Mark Totten discusses how young people become gang involved and why this is the path that some people take. He talks about evidence based early interventions to prevent gang involvement, what life is like being a member of a gang and what is effective in helping people to exit gang life. Dr. Mark Totten is a professor of Criminal Justice at Humber College, the author of numerous reports, articles, and books including Nasty Brutish and Short: The Lives of Gang Members in Canada; When Children Kill; Guys, Gangs and Girlfriend Abuse; and most recently Gang Life: Ten of the Toughest Tell Their Story. To learn more about his work and to read some of his academic publications please visit http://www.tottenandassociates.ca

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Apr 30

By teaching young people the arts, you are transforming the world. This is how Dr. Mary Stone Hanley frames Culturally Relevant Arts Education (CRAE). Dr. Hanley passionately argues that working with young people is political and creating art is a political act. She believes that everyone who works with young people need to be aware of social justice issues. She has written that through the arts marginalized, racialized and or oppressed children and youth can “be creative and critical change agents who challenge demeaning perceptions and practices”. Dr. Hanley discusses specific examples of culturally relevant art projects she has been part of, explains the theory behind CRAE, and shows “a way out of no way”.

Dr. Hanley is a performer, poet, educator, playwright and artivist. She is the author of numerous articles and most recently co-edited a book called Culturally Relevant Arts Education for Social Justice: A Way Out of No Way. For more information about Dr. Hanley please visit Hanley Arts at MaryStoneHanley.com.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Jan 29

In this conversation Dr. Gerry Fewster discusses what “self” is in the context of child and youth care (CYC). Dr. Fewster also talks about how invitations to those we work with help build relationships, what makes CYC different from other professions, and his concerns for CYC going forward. Dr. Fewster has been working with children and youth since the early 60s in multiple roles including street worker, teacher, psychologist, and executive director of a residential program. He’s written several books and many articles. To read some of his writing visit CYC-Net.org.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Dec 25

In this conversation Dr. Pamela Richmond talks about boundaries as routes to building relationships with those we work with (children, youth and colleagues). She explains the difference between boundary crossings & violations, how context informs practices and how boundaries shift (and don’t) in the virtual realm.  

Dr. Richmond is an associate professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo where she teaches introductory and practice courses in the social work program. She has worked with youth in residential treatment, group home, prevention, and psychiatric settings. Dr. Richmond also publishes & presents on the topic of boundaries in professional relationships.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Jun 26

Jack Phelan talks about common child and youth care practices, discusses “truths” that are held by many and how to avoid what he sees as bad practices. Jack has been doing, teaching, and writing about child and youth care work for over three decades. Jack’s most recent writing focuses upon applying theory in life space situations and developing CYC program ideas that meet the complex needs of the youth and families.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
May 29

Resilienceinactioncoverimage.jpgHow do we work with young people in a strength-based way? What does “fostering resilience” look like in practice? How does context inform the choices that young people make? Dr. Michael Ungar shares anecdotes and research to help explain what resilience theory is and discusses how to turn theory into action. Dr. Ungar is a family therapist and a professor of Social Work, at Dalhousie University. He has written 11 books, published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and is the lead researcher in an international study on resilience in youth. To learn more about Dr. Ungar’s work please visit http://www.michaelungar.com http://cyccnetwork.org/en/ and http://resilienceresearch.org.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Dec 26

AdvancingYouthWorkimage.jpgIn this interview Dr. Dana Fusco talks about workforce trends in youth work. Specifically, she critically discusses the move towards defined competencies, the credentialing of youth work, and post-secondary education youth work programs in the USA. She identifies the impetus for and benefits of these trends as well as the risks that youth work may face because of them. Dr. Fusco is the editor of “Advancing Youth Work: Current Trends, Critical Questions”. She is Associate Professor of Teacher Education, York College, City University of New York. You can learn more about her work at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Advancing-Youth-Work-Current-Trends-Critical-Questions or follow her Twitter feed “youthworkadv”.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Nov 28

In this interview Graeme Tiffany explains what Detached Youth Work is. Graeme looks at the history, the risks this work currently faces, as well as benefits of this approach. He challenges us to think about voluntary association in relationships between young people and service providers (of all types). Graeme Tiffany is the vice-chair of the Federation for Detached Youth Work. To learn more about Graeme’s work and see a list of his publication visit http://www.graemetiffany.co.uk.

The sound in this podcast is difficult at points. I hope you will listen through these moments; what Graeme has to say is certainly worth it.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Oct 31

Vaughan Bowie begins the conversation talking about youth work in Australia. He then discusses the causes, and ways of addressing, workplace violence in the child and youth care field. Mr. Bowie has over 40 years working with young people in numerous settings and was one of the first people to write about workplace violence as it relates to child and youth care practitioners. Mr. Bowie has written and edited several books in addition to publishing numerous articles on the topic. To find out more about Vaughan Bowie and see a complete list of his publications visit http://vaughanbowie.com.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Aug 29

In this interview, Dr. Rawan Ibrahim discusses the many challenges that youth transitioning out of care in Jordan experience. Challenges that are both unique to their particular cultural context and those similar to youth from care in other parts of the world. Dr. Ibrahim is a service provider, researcher, and a strong advocate for the rights of young people in care. She is also one of only four people in Jordan to receive a PhD in social work.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Jul 04

Michael Burns argues that to effectively work with children and youth, one must first know one’s Self. The author of six books related to the field of child and youth care, talks about his recently completed The Self in Child and Youth Care: A Celebration. In this podcast Michael Buns discusses his own journey to child and youth work, offers suggestions on how to use self when working with young people, provides guidance for teachers and students who want to use this book in a formal education context, and explains why knowing thy self really does merit celebration.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
May 23

This episode is a conversation about Play Therapy with Theresa Fraser. Theresa is a Child and Youth Worker, a certified Canadian Child Psychotherapist, a Play Therapist, and is the current president of the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy. Theresa talks about how play therapy is used with children, adolescents, families, and other caregivers.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Mar 28

This episode is a discussion with Dr. Vajra Watson author, educator, youth worker and social activist. Dr. Watson talks about her new book Learning to Liberate: Community-Based Solutions to the Crises in Urban Education. LearningtoLiberatecover-smaller.jpg Learning To Liberate presents ethnographic portraits of four community based educators in the SF Bay area. She shows us what they do, why it is effective, and lessons we can learn from them. Her book is an inspiring and motivating call to those of us who work with youth. Dr. Watson also discusses her own community educator practice with Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS).

Dr. Watson and Rutledge have generously allowed any listener who wants to purchase Learning To Liberate to use a 20% off coupon. Go to http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415898379/ and enter the code “ERJ60 at checkout.

A note on sound quality: Unfortunately, there is a great deal of breath noise and plosives (sounds like lisping) recorded in this episode. I have minimized it to the best of my technical ability. I hope you do not find it too distracting.

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)
Mar 14

Dr. Carol Stuart discusses her new book, co-authored with Kiaras Gharabaghi, “Right Here, Right Now: Exploring Life-Space Interventions For Children And Youth”. The book outlines a new theoretical construct of life-space intervention and looks at ways to apply this in working with young people. Dr. Stuart has worked within residential and community-based child and youth care organizations. She has taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels and is currently the Dean of Health and Human Services at Vancouver Island University. Dr. Stuart is the managing editor of Relational Child and Youth Care Practice.9780137074440_PDP100.jpg

00:0000:00

Share | Comments | Download(Loading)