Case Study on American Institutes for Research Technical Assistance Program

From 2009 to 2013, Adam consulted the American Institutes for Research (AIR) Technical Assistance Program focused on youth involvement in systems of care. Supported by SAMSHA, this project was designed by AIR to provide nationwide support for youth in foster care as they became systems advocates for transforming, sustaining and advocating change in their lives andContinue reading “Case Study on American Institutes for Research Technical Assistance Program”

Systems of Youth Engagement

Our society is filled with systems. A lot of them affect youth. A system is any group of coherent connections resulting in a predictable result. Whether we’re talking about obvious systems like education, health care and juvenile justice, or less tangible systems like culture and families, it is important to understand how each of theseContinue reading “Systems of Youth Engagement”

Part 2: Transformative Youth Engagement, Not Reform

Part 2: Transformative Youth Engagement, Not Reform Rachel Jackson is a youth advocate in California who once talked about the juvenile justice system, saying, “Our youth are not failing the system; the system is failing our youth. Ironically, the very youth who are being treated the worst are the young people who are going toContinue reading “Part 2: Transformative Youth Engagement, Not Reform”