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.
The following resources on Family-Youth-Provider Partnerships were developed by the NCTSN.
Encourages providers to share power in the context of trauma-responsive practice.
Has a list of questions and answers related to the Sharing Power Series. This fact sheet includes information on how to use the Sharing Power resources and questions that may arise.
Offers tips for providers on sharing power in trauma-responsive care. This tip sheet encourages providers to broaden their perspective and deepen their insights by “wearing the hats” of others at their agency (i.e., parents, intake workers, administrators).
Discusses strategies and resources required to identify and support leadership development among family and youth. This webinar highlights contributions that family and youth leaders have made to NCTSN centers and the vital role they play as advocates.
Describes the benefits of such boards to both families and providers from a consumer's perspective. This webinar discusses the rationale for creating a consumer board, as well as the planning and recruitment processes.
Suggests practical ways to partner with youth and families within treatment settings based on different resources and organizational structures. This webinar reflects the perspectives of providers, family members, and youth.
Offers family and professional leadership development ideas addressing the multiple dimensions of partnership with youth and families, including advisory board development, peer-to-peer support programs, and compensation for family members, among other topics.
Provides a brief history of the NCTSN Partnering with Youth and Families Committee.
Provides information for family members and caregivers who are trying to decide whether or not to serve on advisory boards.
Walks professionals through the process of forming a board and highlights the common decisions groups have to make while outlining the options at each juncture. This guide helps to demystify the process and allows professionals to think about the bigger strategic decisions that will form the bedr