Ep.3 Erica Wright – How can we create more loving and compassionate systems for youth?

Tune in to hear Erica’s journey through numerous systems to learn about how she overcame trauma in her past, navigated through the school, the youth justice system and child protection system and thrived after being in care. Listen to her thoughts on how we can create systems that focus less on fear and more on love.

Rethinking the way we do child protection, schooling and youth justice for children who have experienced trauma

SENSITIVE MATERIAL WARNING- Please note that this podcast may be triggering for some and therefore, please exercise caution and ensure you have supports while listening to it.

Tune in to hear Erica’s journey through numerous systems to learn about how she overcame trauma in her past, navigated through the school, the youth justice system and child protection system and thrived after being in care. Listen to her thoughts on how we can create systems that focus less on fear and more on love.

The history of youth justice has been based on punishment and protecting youth from society. Many of our systems do not treat youth like individuals worth doing business with. How can we address this?

Read our article on listening to youth, a youth lead project. While this project focused on children in child protection care, could the ideas be extended to other systems?

TOOLBOX TIPS!

  • Write your leaders about creating more compassionate youth justice system for children who are involved in crime.
  • Create a youth lead project in your own system and hear their voices about what they feel they need to flourish.
  • Read our BLOG: Creating a more compassionate Child Welfare System

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