Episode 101 - Aster Tecle: Where is 'Home'? Interpreting Youth Discourse and the Politics of Displaced Youth

Monday, August 20, 2012, 9:48:19 AM

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In this episode, Ms. Tecle discusses her current research on the experiences of immigrant youth participating in youth programs. She examines the complexities of identity formation among Horn of Africa immigrant youth and how those youth create place and space in a larger sociocultural structure that often labels difference as "misfitness."

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Average Rating: 4stars  podcast #101: where is home? , Tuesday, April 23, 2013

By June Holt :

I found this podcast to be very interesting. A friend worked as a caseworker that placed unaccompanied refugee minors with a foster family. Many, if not all of these children were exposed to some level of trauma. The foster families were trained to be foster parents, but I don't think their training covered a lot about trauma. My friend often received late night phone calls from foster parents asking her to remove the child(ren)from the home. Some of these children were also victimized by their foster parents, again repeating the trauma. When these children turned 18, they were no longer eligible for services, and on their own. As social worker's it is our duty to protect these children and educate foster parents, school systems, and other social agencies to keep them safe, while helping them adjust to a new culture.

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Average Rating: 4stars  thanks for this service., Thursday, December 06, 2012

By Kathleen Castillo :

I too applaud the UB School of Social Work for this podcast series, and specifically the focus on immigration and cultural awareness. This is a very convenient format, which one can listen too anytime. The interview format is effective, though it could probably be a bit more dynamic and fluid, without losing focus. Most important, it alerts us to people in these fields, and their current research and thinking. It makes me proud to be a social worker. And I will use this in my field of theological field education.

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Average Rating: 5stars  episode 101- my review of the aster tecle's interview., Monday, October 01, 2012

By Gwendolyn Dow :

I would like to begin by stating this podcast format has proven beneficial. As I continue to stiive to ensure that my awareness and knowledge of topics in this field.contimue to develope and grow, I was pleased to discover faculty is attempting to address the needs and concerns regarding another portion of our country's population. Immigrants/immigration. From a sociological viewpoint, I find myself interest in this area growing. I am also considering obtaining an advanced degree. Dr. Tecle's interview shed llight on many of the challenges i have encountered while working as a volunteer with this population and the agencys which provide representation and services. I will continue to research Dr. Tecle and her work.

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