“Hi there, it is the Kid Advocate, SEMA’TSE- Jordan. I work at RCY on the Social Media Youth Team. I am First Nations, from Ahousaht (Nuu-Chah-Nulth), Nanaimo (Snuneymuxw), and Terrace (Nisga'a) B.C. I have been in and out of care my whole life. This podcast is based on my own opinions and experiences with the foster care systems. I want to voice my own experiences with the systems. It is my way of reaching out because I know I am not alone, and I don’t want any kid in care to feel as though they are alone. Because everyone has a voice, and everyone has the right to be heard.”
Episode 10 - Storytime series with the Kid Advocate - The Valedictorian Speech
In today's episode, the Kid Advocate give us a slice of her life and a moment of victory, with the goal of inspiring others who are feeling down on themselves. At one time, she didn't think she would graduate. As it turned out, not only did she graduate, but she was named class valedictorian. This is SEMA'TSE Jordan's valedictorian speech.
Episode 9 - Storytime series with the Kid Advocate - Kids will be Kids
We've all heard the familiar expression, sometimes used to excuse inexcusable behaviour. In this episode, SEMA'TSE Jordan discusses a traumatic journey through the school system as a child in care and how she pulled through and achieved a spectacular victory with the support of some enlightened and understanding teachers and staff.
Episode 8 - Storytime series with the Kid Advocate - Forgiveness
In this episode, SEMA'TSE Jordan talks about her experience of ongoing sexual abuse in foster care, the failure of the system to protect her, and her work on overcoming the impacts of it. Trigger Warning: This episode deals with serious subject matter and may be triggering. If you feel triggered, please reach out to your supports, or, if you are in B.C., call the Crisis Line at 1-866-661-3311.
Episode 7 - Storytime series with the Kid Advocate - Just Run With It
With this episode, the Kid Advocate, SEMA'TSE Jordan, launches a new series, "Storytime", in which she shares her own personal journey through the foster care system. Topics may be triggering for some people. If you feel triggered, please reach out to your supports, or, if you are in B.C., call the Crisis Line at 1-866-661-3311.
Episode 6 - The Chauffeur
If being in foster care is hard, aging out can be even harder. In this episode, the Kid Advocate, SEMA'TSE Jordan, poetically describes this harrowing experience from the inside.
Episode 5 - Residential School Aftermath - Part 2
The Kid Advocate, SEMA'TSE Jordan, links residential schools with the foster care system, and looks at what needs to happen - from the perspective of an Indigenous youth - to lower the number of Indigenous kids in care.
Episode 4 - Residential School Aftermath - Part 1
How does the legacy of residential affect youth today? This is the first of a two-part podcast on the ongoing impacts of residential schools, from the perspective of an Indigenous youth.
Episode 3 - Intergenerational trauma - a definition
In this episode, SEMA'TSE Jordan provides her definition of intergenerational trauma, a term we will hear more about as the podcast continues.
Episode 2 - Foster kids are like pit bulls
Like pit bulls? What? In this episode, SEMA'TSE Jordan thoughtfully explores the comparison and discusses what kids in foster care need most.
Episode 1 - Introduction to the Kid Advocate
In this introductory episode, SEMA'TSE Jordan talks about her background and why she is doing this podcast. (hint: there's a clue in the title!)