Engaging Young People With Lived Experience in the CFSRs: Key Considerations, Roles, and Recommendations

Through a series of focus groups, 18 young people with self-identified lived child welfare experience were asked about the best methods of recruiting, engaging, supporting, and retaining young people in all aspects of the CFSRs. This brief summarizes the results of the focus groups and discusses key considerations, roles, and recommendations for states when engaging young people in the CFSRs.