Learn actionable ways to engage in authentic, nonexploitative storytelling practices with people with lived experience and expertise.
Through building on preestablished empathy and learning strategic sharing and trauma-informed approaches, viewers will discover new, actionable ways to engage in authentic, nonexploitative storytelling with people with lived expertise. Viewers also will learn proactive strategies to authentically engage people with lived experience and mitigate harm to those asked to tell their stories.
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.
Are you looking for additional resources? Check out the Listen, Engage, and Reflect: How to Authentically and Respectfully Engage Individuals With Lived Experience in Storytelling Practices Resource List and Tip Sheet.
- Huyanna Clearwater, Division X Targeted Technical Assistance Project
- Jeremiah Donier, Capacity Building Center for States
- Alex Gaither, SaySo (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out) North Carolina
- Michaela Guthrie, Capacity Building Center for States
- Marcella Middleton, SaySo (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out) North Carolina
- Keri Richmond, American Academy of Pediatrics and Unbelievably Resilient
- Dakota Roundtree-Swain, Capacity Building Center for States