I’ve been feeling veritably ranty as of late. Not sure why, really. On more than one occasion I’ve heard, “What’s gotten into you?”, “Too much coffee?”
Most of it has to do with work, and though I can’t really talk about where I do what I do, I think I can talk about what I do in the larger context, i.e. Youth Care in general. You don’t know where I work (unless I work with you, of course) so I’m hoping there’s no connection between the two. But in any case, my opinions on what I do have no connection or relation to that place where I do the things I do. Ya dig?
Lately I’ve been thinking about what I want to write/blog about, because I don’t really feel like doing the personal diary thing anymore. Not that I’ve really been doing much of that lately, but I think you get my drift. Besides, not much has been going on in the personal life department, but if anything should happen, you’ll be the first to know.
I’ll save the actual ranting for sometime when I sit down and actually organize it into coherent thought.
What I’ve been diving into in the last 24 hours is research on how youth are using new media. More than that, how marginalized youth are using new media, and how care providers can and should interact in that arena.
Youth care happens in the daily life and lifespace of youth. The internet is no longer an information super highway – like when I was a teenager – but it’s an extension of the lifespace. Youth Care Workers (YCWs) aren’t present in that lifespace, so what do we do?
I find it fascinating and I’m going to talk about it whether you like it or not. Huzzah!