Authentic Youth and Family Engagement: Deploying Individuals With Lived Experience as Advisors Resource List

Explore additional resources for engaging individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more.

Publication year: 2022
Capacity Building Center for States


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. 

Use this resource list with the corresponding Learning Experience video, which highlights various ways to engage people with lived expertise as advisors, jurisdictional examples of this practice, and resources for doing so, and 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. 

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2022). Authentic youth and family engagement: Deploying individuals with lived experience as advisors resource list. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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