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Stories from the Field

Watch this recorded webinar to learn how child welfare agencies are integrating youth and family voices through engagement.

Examine strategies to support meaningful youth engagement presented by youth with lived expertise and child and family serving agency leaders. Hear Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau, deliver opening remarks for the virtual event marking National Foster Care Month.

Stories From the Field: Practical Strategies for Engaging Young People Recorded Webinar

Child welfare agency leaders, managers, supervisors, and trainers can use the step-by-step process outlined in this guide to and help webinar viewers apply new knowledge to their work.

Jaslyn’s Story

Listen to a youth support partner tell her story of living in kinship care with her grandmother and being reunified with her mother. She discusses the difficulties during her time in care and the system support that might have helped to promote a better relationship with her mother. As a mentor, she helps youth heal from trauma and use their voice in positive ways.

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