Peter Smyth
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High Risk Youth Uncensored: An Educational Exchange (Uncensored), is a collaboration between iHuman Youth Society and the University of Alberta. Uncensored is a unique arts-based program that engages youth as educators of professional service providers who work with high risk youth, including social workers, police officers, security personnel, librarians, teachers, health professionals, etc.  For inquiries contact…See More
Feb 21, 2013
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"Hi Peter: Welcome! Thanks for joining the ABR Studio Ning. Now please go to Groups and join the Uncensored Group too. Then you can leave comments on the videos, etc. Thanks."
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Where in the world are you?
On the prairies in Western Canada.
Share something about yourself and/or your work.
I came to Canada at the age of 12 from Cardiff, Wales, though I was born in England, and my parents were both born and raised in Ireland. I am a social worker and focus on street-involved, or youth living high-risk lifestyles. They are amazing and have taught me so much. I love what I do!
Share a link to your work or work you admire.
http://www.ted.com/talks
Describe the link above
Endless learning from many fascinating speakers.
Burning Question? Favourite quote? Words to live by?
"Courage my friend, it is not too late to make the world a better place."
Tommy Douglas
Something else you'd like to share.
In social work, we tend to end the field to help others and make the world a better place. However, it is not unusual that once school is over and we start working, we lose our ideals and, in child welfare in particular, we drift into being agents of social control. What happens to our values, ethics, and ideals? What happens to our understanding of anti-oppressive practice? What what happens to our responsibility of keeping social justice in the forefront of our practice? Why do we struggle to build caring and genuine relatiosnhips?

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At 12:18pm on February 19, 2013, Uncensored said…

Hi Peter: Welcome! Thanks for joining the ABR Studio Ning. Now please go to Groups and join the Uncensored Group too. Then you can leave comments on the videos, etc. Thanks.

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