Working with Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts to Promote Youth Engagement

It is important to understand youth engagement as central to any best practice intervention.  Valuing youth engagement puts the focus on the positive contribution that youth make to programs and their effectiveness; this moves programs from being done “for” youth to “with” youth. There is a gap in the research in how to identify the source and implications of youth vulnerability for their engagement.

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Emily Zinck, Mike Ungar, Shelly Whitman, Silvia Exenberger, Isabelle LeVert-Chiasson, Linda Libenberger, Jimmy Ung, and Alison Forshner