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Power in Partnerships: Prioritizing Lived Expertise in Child Welfare: Child Welfare Virtual Expo (CWVE) 2022

Explore the power of intentionally partnering with young people and families to transform child welfare systems and better serve and support children, youth, and families. 

Pair the CWVE videos with the related discussion guide to learn about: 

  • Building a foundation for prioritizing lived expertise in child welfare 
  • Authentically engaging with people with lived experience and expertise 
  • Developing equitable partnerships with lived experts 
  • Partnering with lived experts in child welfare 

Ready to Get Started?

First, select the topics that align with your personal and team interests. Then, answer the reflection questions in the discussion guide to prepare individuals for group learning. Finally, use the conversation starters and team activities to facilitate team discussions, create a shared understanding of how these topics relate to your everyday work, and develop action plans to increase partnerships with lived experts in child welfare. 

CWVE 2022 Discussion Guide

The guide includes: 

  • Descriptions of the videos 
  • Individual reflection questions tailored to each topic 
  • Conversation starters to spark discussion of ideas and strategies for increasing input from lived experts 
  • Team activities for child welfare staff and collaborative partners to brainstorm how to put these ideas into action 

Continuing Education Credits

*Note: The CEU sponsor, R. Cassidy Seminars, maintains responsibility for its CEU program. For more information on the licensing program and requirements, please visit the sponsor’s website.

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