- March 2019
- Vol. 20, No. 2
- Children's Bureau Express
- Spotlight on Integrating Youth and Parent Voices in Program Design, Planning, and Improvement
Spotlight on Integrating Youth and Parent Voices in Program Design, Planning, and Improvement
This month's issue of CBX highlights the importance of including youth and parent voice when designing and implementing programs and services to meet their needs. Read a message from Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau, and David Kelly, special assistant to the Associate Commissioner, that emphasizes the importance of committing to listening to parents and youth and treating them with decency and respect at all times. The issue also includes a variety of resources and publications for professionals and families that focus on youth and parent engagement.
- It’s Time to Listen to Parents and Youth and Act on Their Words
Written by David Kelly and Jerry Milner For the last 2 years, we have had the opportunity to meet and speak with parents and youth who are or were involved with the child welfare system—or are...
- Honoring Youth Voice
Written by Marc Cherna, director, Allegheny County, PA, Department of Human ServicesWhile those of us in child welfare all strive to be respectful of the individuals we serve, we often struggle...
- Transforming Hearts and Minds Through Valuing Parent Voice
Written by Alise Hegle-Morrissey, advocacy lead, Children's Home Society of WashingtonIt has been an honor to incorporate birth parent voice in policy, practice, and program development for many...
- Importance of Engaging Youth and Family Voice in Systems Improvement
Written by Jeremy Long, policy advisor to the Children's Bureau Associate Commissioner When you ask someone working for an agency that serves youth and families whether they feel it's a...