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Engaging People With Lived Experience: Resources From Division X Technical Assistance

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Build, enhance, and sustain best practices when engaging young adult lived experience experts (partners with lived experience and expertise in child welfare) using resources and takeaways from Division X Technical Assistance.

Division X of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 provided for targeted technical assistance (TA) to support the distribution of supplemental resources and services to youth and young adults in and transitioning out of foster care who may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This TA was administered through the Division X Targeted TA contract, which leveraged expertise and partnership with youth and young adults currently in or transitioning out of foster care to offer assistance through a variety of activities, events, and services. 

The following resources and webinars were produced as part of the Division X TA contract by youth and young adults with lived experience and expertise who worked alongside a robust team of writers, project managers, Center for States consultants, and other partners. The practices highlighted and successes described in these resources were collected from across the country—directly from agency staff and youth and young adults. Using these resources, child welfare agencies can better support the ongoing needs of young people currently and formerly in foster care in a number of areas, including youth and young adult engagement, financial assistance, service array development, and more.

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