This podcast is a series of interviews with different young people who grew up in care in Jordan. All of the people interviewed were at a protest camp set up across from the Prime Ministers residence in Amman, the capital of Jordan. The protest was to demand changes to the way young people are taken care of by the state and to increase supports when they transition out of care. There are three separate interviews, two of them one-on-one and the middle interview with a group of young men at the protest camp. The interviewees discuss what it is like to grow up in care, why they are protesting, and what changes they would like to see in the way children and youth are cared for.
T and Dion explain what Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) is and how the Ella Baker Center's Heal the Streets program uses YPAR. They also discuss the YPAR projects that Heal the Streets have done on teen joblessness, racial profiling, and their most recent one using Forum Theatre.
In November 2011, for the first time in the history of Canada, people currently and formally living “in care” had hearings at a provincial legislature. Organized and run by young people, the Office of the Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth held the hearings over two days at Queens Park, the location of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Wendy and Rasheeda, two of the young people involved in making the hearings happen, talk about the hearings, the report that came from the hearings, called My Real Life Book (click on link to go to website and download a copy of the report), and responses to the report.
This episode's discussion is with Kai’enne Tymerik. Kai’enne identifies herself as an advocate for the rights of trans people, survivors of the mental health system, and drug users. Embodying the concept of the wounded healer, she discusses her journey from a young person who accessed services to an adult who now works with young people. Kai’enne shares her experiences of being gender-fluid while accessing youth social services and how workers can support trans youth.
Welcome to the inaugural C2Y Podcast: Discussions on child and youth care. For this first podcast Wolfgang, the host of C2Y Podcast, discusses Connect To Youth (C2Y) with two of the youth trainers. Nadiya and Mo each talk about what C2Y does, why they are part of it and some of their experiences as a young person involved in the youth social service system. Both discuss what makes for a good youth worker and how they think workers can effectively engage with young people.