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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

Youth Involvement in Systems of Care: Youth and Youth Coordinators' Perspectives

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Natalie Henrich

All Authors for this paper: Natalie Henrich; Phyllis Gyamfi

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: In order to increase understanding of the current status of youth involvement in SAMHSA-funded systems-of-care communities, the national evaluator for the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program conducted focus groups with youths and youth coordinators. These discussions addressed the ways in which youths are involved in their communities, the role of youth coordinators, the challenges that hinder youth participation, and strategies for overcoming these challenges. Discussions revealed that the most common form of youth involvement is through youth groups and that apart from these groups, youth participation is largely absent. Key challenges to youth involvement include stigma and lack of support from systems-of-care administrators and staff.


Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presentation Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM