Youth Engagement Resources

YE toolkit.pngThis resource portal  includes a variety of strategies and examples to assist you, wherever you are in your youth engagement efforts. The items listed in this inventory are featured in the interactive learning module, Best Practices for Youth Engagement: A Resource for Title V/ Maternal and Child Health Programs. 

If you would like to navigate to resources related to your specific areas of interest, please choose a combination in the dropdowns below, as listed in the module itself. You can locate items by the subject matter, or by the resource type. By default, this page displays a comprehensive list of resources all at once.


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This toolkit *TEST 2* includes a varierty of strategies and resources to assist you, wherever you are in your youth engagement efforts.

If you would like to navigate to resources related to your specific areas of interest, please choose a combination in the dropdowns below. By default this page displays a comprehensive list of resources all at once.



Evaluation Brief: Providers and Teens Communicating for Health211321/14/2019 3:54:22 PM15 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>Partnership DevelopmentCase Studies;Other
Youth MOVE National: Assessment of Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL)35714/18/2019 4:34:37 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>Demographic Focus - Workforce Serving YouthReadiness Assessment;Toolkits
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
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
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
Rhode Island Youth Advisory Council: Profile 35694/18/2019 3:45:03 PM3 Youth Advisory Council is comprised of youth & young adults from Dare to Dream or other statewide youth initiatives, & have interests in helping peers improve their school & communities. <a href="/programsandtopics/BestPractices/InnovationStation/ISDocs/Implementation%20Handout_Final_YAC.pdf" target="_blank">Rhode Island Youth Advisory Council</a>Operations;Demographic Focus - Youth ThemselvesTemplates (for outreach, activity facilitation, operations, etc.)
Youth MOVE National: Sustainability Resources35724/18/2019 4:45:55 PM3 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
The Value of Youth Advisors137321/10/2019 11:22:12 PM21 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>Partnership DevelopmentTip Sheets/Talking Points;Other
Oregon Student Health Advocate: Video Testimonials137351/9/2019 7:21:51 PM6 of youth and professionals discussing young people being attentive to health, the value of organizing youth on health issues, and the importance of prioritizing teen health concerns. <a href="https&#58;//" target="_blank">Oregon Student Health Advocate Testimonials</a>AdvocacyCase Studies
American Red Cross Youth: RCYO News137361/9/2019 8:13:51 PM3 stories and news featuring youth volunteers of the American Red Cross, maintained by its National Youth Council, who promote young volunteers as a valued resource in their mission.<a href="http&#58;//" target="_blank">American Red Cross Youth </a>OperationsCase Studies