The plight of foster children grappling with their sexual identity and how their caregivers can help was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Justin Bucchio, an assistant professor of social work at MTSU, first aired Nov. 14 on WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their complete conversation below.
Bucchio, who also was a foster child, and his colleague, social work professor Barbara Turnage, presented a paper on what potential caretakers of LGBT foster and adopted children need to know in March 2016 at the National Youth-at-Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia.
“A lot of the work that I am taking part in is being able to work with foster parents in training endeavors to provide them with a solid set of skills and education so that, when youth are coming out to them, they know how to react appropriately,” said Bucchio.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.