The Intent vs the Impact of Youth Protection: What is our responsibility to youth in care?
Our University of the Streets Café public conversations are much like any you’d have with friends or family around a dinner table, except with more people, more points of view, and slightly more structure. Conversations are hosted by a volunteer moderator who is there to welcome everyone and keep things on track. To get things started, there’s a guest, or sometimes two, who get the ball rolling by sharing their ideas, experiences and questions. After that, it's all up to the participants.
Child welfare agencies are meant to provide ongoing health, social and housing support to youth. In doing so, have we substantially learned from the failures documented in our collective history? This conversation considers our responsibility to youth in need and the strategies we could consider to improve it -, both in the context of current care services and as youth exit it.
Moderator: Jayne Malenfant is from Kapuskasing, Ontario and is a grad student at McGill University. She works on issues of educational access for precariously housed and homeless youth, and is a part of the wonderful team at the McGill Faculty of Education Community Garden. Jayne is generally excited about beekeeping, informal education and anarchy.
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