Episode 2: Empowered People Empower People

Hear about the experiences of sharing power between a child welfare agency leader in Nevada and a young adult with lived expertise.

Publication year: 2022
Capacity Building Center for States
Transcript (PDF, 263KB)


Learn how welcoming change, listening to people with lived experience, and sharing the workload can help develop and empower young leaders and improve the child welfare system. Co-host Tony Parsons talks with Judy Tudor, Assistant Director of Clark County, Nevada, Department of Children and Family Services, and Madison Sandoval-Lunn, the Center’s Family and Youth Empowerment Program Area Manager, about sharing power by recognizing and acknowledging one’s own power and the power in others, and how they each have done it throughout their careers. This is the first part of their hour-long conversation continued in Episode 3. Share and discuss these episodes with others to explore how deeper engagement of people with lived experience can improve child welfare policy and practice for better family, children, and youth outcomes.

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Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for Courts. (2022). Episode 2: Empowered people empower people. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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