Lessons Learned: Community Perspectives on Supporting the Path to Positive Life Outcomes for Youth

Jun 22, 2009

Communities around the country desire to serve the needs of youth in the most comprehensive manner possible, in order to assure positive outcomes for their young people. However, they encounter several barriers which make it more difficult to achieve this goal.  Last fall, community leaders from several communities came together to discuss those barriers and suggest some solutions. The day-long conversation included topics such as: balancing the desire to provide comprehensive services with the large youth population needing services, barriers which hinder large-scale planning and collaborative efforts, and how use of data would bolster their work. Finally, communities discussed the role that national policy organizations could play in helping communities to move toward a comprehensive youth delivery system.  To read the summary of this dialogue, click here.

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