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Menu for Youth Engagement
Examine the benefits of engaging youth voice in practice, peer support, and system-level change.
Capacity Building Center for States
This guide explains the benefits of engaging youth voice in practice, peer support, and system-level change. It gives suggestions for how to use learning activities with the Authentic Youth Engagement Stories video series to suit different purposes and audiences and includes summaries of the youth stories and links to more indepth resources. Child welfare leaders and managers can use this guide with the video series and the tips and discussion questions from The Secret Sauce: A Recipe for Authentic, Honest, and Trusting Relationships With Youth to integrate youth engagement into standard practice from case planning through system-level changes.
Illustrates the four thematic pillars necessary for organizational capacity supporting engagement with young people currently and formerly in foster care. Each of the four segments succinctly defines an element of organizational capacity building for youth engagement.