Shifting Locations of Power: Youth Voice, Leadership and Skill Building in CBPR Projects

Session Number: 2912
Track: Youth Focused Evaluation
Session Type: Skill-Building Workshop
Session Facilitator: Corliss Outley [Associate Professor - Texas A&M University]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Corliss Outley [Associate Professor - Texas A&M University]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Heather Clark [Research Assistant Professor & Director of Public Health Practice - Texas A&M School of Public Health]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Kathryn Sibley Horton [PEI Director of Research and Child Safety ]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Andrea Mayo Jacks [Research and Evaluation Lead - Texas Department of Family and Protective Services]
Time: Nov 13, 2019 (04:30 PM - 05:30 PM)
Room: Hilton Marquette VII

Other Authors: We will also include 3 youth authors (under 18yrs) to be named at a later date. In June 2019 at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services,Community Youth Development Annual Youth Summit over 100 youth will present on their experiences in youth evaluation via conducting community strength and needs assessments in 18 different high-risk/low resource communities. Based on these presentations a selection process will take place to choose 3 youth to participate as authors. If this session is selected, these individuals will travel and serve as the primary authors and all authorship will subsequently be updated to reflect their inclusion.
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

This session is designed for adult allies who are interested in engaging youth in order to conduct CBPR projects. In this workshop, Texas Community Youth Development-Youth Advisory Council members will demonstrate how they used CBPR to conduct community strengths and needs assessments in their communities by introducing participants to CBPR concepts and methods, facilitating the use of various methodological tools from a youth perspective, as well as, the process of implementing community change based on project results. Participants seeking to start youth-led CBPR projects will be able to seek advice about organizational readiness, logistics of starting/maintaining a project with youth researchers, issues of power sharing,  instilling voice, dissemination of results and sharing credit.