Youth Engagement Resources

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Youth MOVE National: Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL)35704/18/2019 4:22:08 PM tool, created by Youth MOVE and Pathways RTC, is used to measure support for the meaningful participation of youth & young adults in advising and decision making at the agency level. <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level </a>EvaluationReadiness Assessment;Toolkits
Youth MOVE National: Sustainability Resources35724/18/2019 4:45:55 PM page from Youth MOVE National that includes key talking points and approaches related to sustaining youth engagement efforts. Other resources can also be found on this website. <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Youth MOVE National Sustainability Resources </a>Operations;Demographic Focus - Youth ThemselvesToolkits;Tip Sheets/Talking Points
Statewide Youth Network (SYN) United Informational Videos137431/10/2019 11:30:09 PM channel of SYN-United Colorado Youth Advisors. Their mission is to support each other via resource sharing, communal training, networking and professional development opportunities.<a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">SYN United YouTube Channel</a>Demographic Focus - Workforce Serving YouthOther
Evaluation Brief: Providers and Teens Communicating for Health211331/14/2019 3:58:59 PM evaluation summary of the Wisconsin PATCH program’s effects on knowledge among youth and clinicians, intentions to seek and provide quality care, and reported change in care delivery. <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Evaluation of a Curriculum to Improve Clinician Communication With Adolescents</a>Demographic Focus - Workforce Serving YouthCase Studies;Other
Syllabus: Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA) 211341/14/2019 4:04:06 PM of the curriculum designed for implementing YAHA’s training in the Adolescent Health Program and other public health programs aimed to improve the lives of Alaska’s adolescents.<a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Syllabus&#58; Youth Alliance for a Healthier Alaska (YAHA) </a>OperationsTemplates (for outreach, activity facilitation, operations, etc.)
Continuum of Youth Involvement: Maine Youth Action Network211381/14/2019 4:30:22 PM visual depiction of the spectrum of interactions between youth & adults involved in fostering youth participation & tip sheet offering suggestions to improve adult & youth partnerships.<a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Continuum of Youth Involvement </a>Operations;Partnership DevelopmentTip Sheets/Talking Points
Starting Questions for Adult Allies: Maine Youth Action Network 211541/14/2019 4:35:43 PM resource for adults seeking to strengthen youth groups working on social and/or public health issues in their community by encouraging them to examine their capacity to serve youth. <a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Starting Questions for Adult Allies</a>OperationsTip Sheets/Talking Points
Evaluation: Getting to Y Middle School Pilot Program (2014)211571/14/2019 5:09:32 PM evaluation examines the program’s influence on perspectives of youth & adults around adolescent risk, resiliency, & healthy behaviors, and also programmatic impact on youth-adult teams.<a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Evaluation&#58; Getting to Y Middle School Pilot Program (2014)</a>EvaluationCase Studies
Getting to Y: Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey Project Evaluation (2011)211581/14/2019 5:16:46 PM of the effectiveness of executing the Youth Risk Assessment Survey in Vermont schools, and an assessment of the impact of having schools and youth involved in the YRBS process.<a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Getting to Y&#58; Vermont YRBS Evaluation Report (2011)</a>EvaluationCase Studies
Youth Advisory Structures: Suggestions for Agency Practice211591/15/2019 3:34:08 AM guidebook was developed by YouthPrise to help organizations create youth advisory groups, with strategies on how to generate, maintain, and sustain substantive advisory structures. <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Youth Advisory Structures</a>Operations;Partnership DevelopmentToolkits;Tip Sheets/Talking Points
Report: Holistic Indicators of Youth Development211611/15/2019 3:45:50 AM study aims to understand young people’s perspectives on healthy and fulfilling lives, addresses theories from adult researchers, and shares initial ideas from numerous young people.<a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Holistic Indicators of Youth Development </a>Evaluation;Demographic Focus - Youth ThemselvesCase Studies
Colorado Youth Advisory Council (COYAC) Policy Recommendations432161/2/2019 10:09:46 PM page provides access to COYAC policy recommendations from council years 2013-2018, examining, evaluating, and discussing the current and future interests and needs of Colorado youth.<a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">COYAC Policy Recommendations</a>Advocacy;PolicyOther
The Value of Youth Advisors620411/9/2019 6:05:40 PM report summarizes evaluation findings of implementing a youth advisor model at a state health department, including Positive Youth Development principles, roles, structure, and impact. <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Report&#58; The Value of Youth Advisors</a>Operations;EvaluationTip Sheets/Talking Points;Other
Fact Sheet: The Youth Partnership for Health 23231/2/2019 10:16:39 PM6 sheet on the Colorado’s YPH Program, which includes brief overviews on why youth should be included (the evidence-base), challenges, opportunities, and state/local partnerships. <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Youth Partnership for Health (Colorado) </a>Operations;EvaluationFact Sheets
Fast Facts: Native American Youth and Indian Country33331/14/2019 2:36:22 PM3 CNAY developed a 2-page reference of facts highlighting general information, challenges, and statistics facing Native American Youth of the 567 federally recognized tribes.<a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">Fast Facts&#58; Native American Youth and Indian Country</a>Demographic Focus - Youth ThemselvesFact Sheets