Episode 1: What Do We Mean by Sharing Power?​

Meet the series cohosts as they talk about sharing lived expertise and power with child welfare agency leaders and staff.

Publication year: 2022
Capacity Building Center for States
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This initial episode introduces the series cohosts, lived experience consultants for the Capacity Building Center for States Tony Parsons and Jamie Brooks, as they talk about their own experiences, their hopes for the series, and the meaning behind commonly used terms like “lived experience,” “lived expertise,” and “sharing power.” Discuss this episode with others to come to a common understanding of the concepts essential to sharing power in child welfare.

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Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2022). Episode 1: What do we mean by sharing power? Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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