As of yesterday, British Columbia has a new government and with that a new Minister of Children and Family Development. It’s not the person our hosts and many others thought would receive this tough appointment, but the expectations waiting for her remain the same. This episode we also give a MORE
For this episode, our three Indigenous youth hosts talk about the issues that matter to them on this National Aboriginal Day. Also available on: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cekiH_5Q52A Twitter https://twitter.com/aswordspreads/status/877238941967044608 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aswordspreads/videos/1357115981050389/ Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/aswordspreads/episode-5-all-my-kids-in-care iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/as-word-spreads-podcast/id1149192817 Terms, people and projects mentioned in this episode Fostering Change initiative: A campaign run by the MORE
Episode 4 of As Word Spreads borrows its title from the Fostering Change initiative’s work around BC over the past several years to build support for and awareness of BC youth who age out of care at 19. This has also been the focus of a recent project backed by MORE
Episode 3: Merry Christmas, thank you for buying me socks (12 mins) Christmas presents a dilemma for many youth in foster care: do I stay or do I go ‘home’ to my birth parents? And what if your foster family wants you out for the holidays so they can be MORE
Episode 2: Struggles every foster kid will understand (19 mins) There are a lot of complicated relationships in the life of every foster kid. In this episode, our hosts break some of those down into their different types: 1. Stable relationships: when you constantly move from home to home, who MORE
Episode 1: What happens to foster kids who age out of care? (12 mins) In this episode, our podcast hosts discuss the challenges they face in aging out of care at age 19 and talk a bit about who they think their audience should be.