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Learn about the range of practices comprising the continuum of youth engagement to youth empowerment.

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Frankie is 14 years old and lives with his sister, brothers, and moms. He and his sister were adopted when they were 2 years old and 4 years old, respectively. He loves spending time with his aunts, uncles, and cousins and loves being part of a big family.

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Explore the supportive relationship between a youth and her attorney.

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Reveals how advocating for youth makes a difference in system change and in the advocates’ own lives. The Director of Policy and Advocacy at NMCAN and a youth advocate talk about their shared experience in testifying as expert witnesses for state legislative committees and how it created a strong bond between them.

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Explore strategies to engage individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more. 

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Explore additional resources for engaging individuals with lived experience as advisors for groups, committees, boards, and more.

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Explore how child welfare leaders, managers, and supervisors can motivate their staff to use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore how frontline child welfare professionals can use data and evidence in their everyday practice. 

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Explore additional resources to learn how to accurately and safely collecting data on LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults.

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Learn strategies for accurately and safely collecting data on LGBTQIA2S+ youth and young adults.

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Explore opportunities and lessons learned from the implementation of Division X of the Supporting Foster Youth and Families Through the Pandemic Act, P.L. 116–260.

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Explore how child welfare professionals and organizations can build capacity for implementing the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) for children and youth in foster care. 

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Learn about the importance of successful collaboration and engagement for implementing prevention-focused systems.

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Learn about the practice and systemic changes Hawaii, Indiana, and Westchester County, NY, made in partnership with their youth and young adult partners.

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Learn how to engage young people and families with lived expertise in the CFSR process at a child welfare agency.