Friday, November 11, 2016

[188] ‘MTSU On the Record’ examines treatment of LGBT foster children

MURFREESBORO — The plight of foster children grappling with their sexual identity will be the topic of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Justin Bucchio, an assistant professor of social work, will air from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, and from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, on WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5 and

Bucchio, who was a foster child himself, 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, go to

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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