Operationalizing Family and Youth Leadership in Systems of Care (SOCs)

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Date Developed: 1/16/2019. Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Presenter(s): Johanna Bergen and Millie Sweeny. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate. Length: 84 minutes.


This webinar focus on how to operationalize family and youth leadership in all phases of SOC development and expansion. Presenters will share a framework with specific questions and strategies that can be used to guide the implementation of family- and youth-driven approaches. This webinar is part of the SOC Expansion Leadership Learning Community. Additional resources are listed on the youtube page.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the requirements and value of of youth and family engagement and leadership of systems of care (SOCs).

• Understand roles for youth and families at all levels.

• Learn about partnering with youth- and family-run organizations.

• Learn about the use of guiding questions as a framework for assessing and implementing youth and family engagement and leadership.

• Engage in question and answer discussion.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.