The Power of Lived Expertise in Research and Evaluation: Child Welfare Edition

Learn about key considerations to sustain research and evaluation partnerships with people with lived expertise and minimize harm. 

Publication year: 2022
Author:
Capacity Building Center for States

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Individuals with lived experience collaborate with agencies in conducting and leading research and program evaluation findings to inform policy and practice. This video focuses on key considerations to sustain research and evaluation partnerships with people with lived expertise and minimize harm, and offers concrete strategies to collaborate and share power with young people and families in the practice and process of data collection, research (including participatory action research/youth participatory action research), and evaluation. 

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 The Power of Lived Expertise in Research and Evaluation: Child Welfare Edition Resource List.

Presenters: 

  • Gina Brown, Capacity Building Center for States 
  • Tiffany Haynes, Division X Targeted Technical Assistance Project 
  • Bryan Samuels, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago 
  • Alex Wagaman, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work 

Suggested Citation

Capacity Building Center for States. (2022). The power of lived expertise in research and evaluation: Child welfare edition. 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 the Capacity Building Center for States. 

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