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August 2007Vol. 8, No. 72007 CFSR Toolkit for Youth Involvement

The 2007 CFSR Toolkit for Youth Involvement is now available from the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) and the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Youth Development (NCWRCYD). The toolkit promotes youth involvement in the CFSR process and delineates the ways youth can be more effectively engaged when evaluating child welfare services. Toolkit resources include:

  • Information to keep in mind when partnering with youth
  • Feedback forms and debriefing strategies for youth and adults
  • A CFSR youth involvement checklist
  • Condensed descriptions of the CFSR purpose, process, and components
  • A glossary explaining CFSR terminology
  • Strategies for implementing surveys and conducting focus groups
  • Sample survey instruments and focus group questions to solicit youth input
  • PowerPoint presentations that can be adapted for States

The toolkit is available in print form with digital files or as a web document that will be regularly updated with best practice information from the field.