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

Explore additional resources to learn about key considerations to sustain research and evaluation partnerships with people with lived expertise and minimize harm. 

Publication year: 2022
Capacity Building Center for States


Individuals with lived expertise collaborate with agencies in conducting and leading research and program evaluation findings to inform policy and practice. These supplemental materials focus on key considerations to sustain research and evaluation partnership with people with lived expertise and minimize harm as well as offering concrete strategies to collaborate and share power with youth and families in the practice and process of data collection, research (including Participatory Action Research/Youth Participatory Action Research), and evaluation. 

Use this resource list with the companion Learning Experience video where presenters highlight considerations agencies should take when partnering with people with lived expertise and ways to minimize harm when doing so, 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). The power of lived expertise in research and evaluation: Child welfare edition 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 the Capacity Building Center for States. 

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