A Framework for Effectively Partnering with Young People

Posted November 5, 2019
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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A framework for effectively partnering with young people


This guide explores authentic youth engagement, including how it benefits young people, why it works and what it looks like in real life.

Washington State University has released case studies and recommendations based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative®, which practices authentic youth engagement.

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Key Takeaway

Remodeling underway: adolescent experiences can fuel extensive changes in a person’s brain

The practice of authentic youth engagement utilizes emerging research on adolescent brain development. It considers trauma’s impact on the brain, how the brain heals and the role that experiential learning plays in helping youth grow.