Authentic Youth and Family Engagement: Deploying Individuals With Lived Experience as Advisors
Explore strategies to engage individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more.
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People with lived expertise commonly serve as advisors on groups, committees, and boards for initiatives that develop national strategies, congressional reports, policy recommendations, and capacity building efforts. This video highlights various ways to engage people with lived expertise as advisors, jurisdictional examples of this practice, and resources for doing so.
Use this video with the CWVE 2022 Learning Experience Discussion Guide, which provides a description of the topic, reflection questions for individual learning, and conversation starters and team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners to explore together.
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- Dee Bonnick, Capacity Building Center for States
- Joey Cordero, Capacity Building Center for States
- Gabriel Foley, Division X Targeted Technical Assistance Project
- Kristine Gunningham, Division X Targeted Technical Assistance Project
- Palm Ramirez, Children, Youth and Families Department, New Mexico
- Michelle Rosenthal, Capacity Building Center for States
More From This Learning Experience
Capacity Building Center for States. (2022). Authentic youth and family engagement: Deploying individuals with lived experience as advisors. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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