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A Look Inside Sharing Power in Child Welfare: A Podcast

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Listen to this podcast series by and about people with lived experience in child welfare and about their partnerships with leaders within child welfare agencies.

Access this series at your desk or on the go to hear conversations between parents and young adults with lived experience in child welfare and agency leaders as they talk about the power dynamics in their work together to support children and families and share suggestions for improving partnerships. Use episodes to spark conversations with staff, agency partners, and people with lived experience about the benefits of and barriers to authentic engagement and sharing power.

Episode 1: What Do We Mean by Sharing Power?​

Meet the series cohosts as they talk about sharing lived expertise and power with child welfare agency leaders and staff.

Episode 2: Empowered People Empower People

Hear about the experiences of sharing power between a child welfare agency leader in Nevada and a young adult with lived expertise.

Episode 3: Listening and Building Trust

Hear how sharing power begins with building trusting relationships.

Episode 4: Partnering With Parents for System Change

Hear a father and an agency administrator talk about what needs to be in place to make family engagement easier.

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