Features Alex Barker and Diane Lanni, the first family and young adult partners on the NCTSN Steering Committee. Alex and Diane share their journey towards their involvement in the NCTSN, their contributions to the Steering Committee, and lessons they have learned along the way. Alex joined the NCTSN Youth Task Force during their time as a Youth Peer Support Specialist at FMRS Health Systems and has used their lived experience as a tool to increase the quality of services provided to youth and young adults. Diane, who has a decade of experience as a foster parent for the Department of Children and Families in Massachusetts, is the Lead Trauma Coach for the Safe and Sound Program at UMASS Memorial Healthcare. She works in the FaCES clinic where she provides peer support to foster care families and trains others in the trauma coach role and is currently Co-chair of the NCTSN Resource Parent Curriculum Committee. To close out the episode, Alex and Diane share advice for family and young adult partners who are interested in getting involved in the NCTSN.
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