Listen, Engage, and Reflect: How to Authentically and Respectfully Engage Individuals With Lived Expertise in Storytelling Resource List

Explore additional resources to learn actionable ways to engage in authentic, nonexploitative storytelling practices with people with lived experience and expertise.

Publication year: 2022
Capacity Building Center for States


These supplemental materials can help child welfare professionals discover actionable ways to engage in authentic, nonexploitative storytelling with people with lived expertise. Learn proactive strategies to authentically engage people with lived experience and mitigate harm to those asked to tell their stories. 

Use this resource list with the corresponding Learning Experience video 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). Listen, engage, and reflect: How to authentically and respectfully engage individuals with lived expertise in storytelling resource list. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

This material may be freely reproduced and distributed. However, when doing so, please credit Capacity Building Center for States. 

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