Transformational Relationships for Youth Success

By Center for the Study of Social Policy

January 8, 2018


This seven-page brief shares lessons culled from more than 80 interviews with organizations, their workers and the youth that they support. Readers will learn about the powerful difference that a transformational relationship can make in a young person’s life and precisely what professionals and public systems can do to support these vital connections.

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Key Takeaway

The right relationship can make all the difference

This brief focuses on young people who have endured serious life challenges — like involvement in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems — and ultimately changed their lives for the better. While each transformation story is unique, many star the same difference maker: a strong connection with a caring professional.

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