Seen and Kind of Heard - 8.20.20
Presented by Paul Nixon: Seen and Kind of Heard? Exploring the Participation of Children, Youth, and Families in Decision Making. Family engagement practices that involve the family group in decision-making have become more embedded in child welfare practice and policy around the globe. Challenges remain in understanding the genuine, active, and meaningful participation of those with lived experience and members of the family group in these decision-making forums. Child welfare services often unrecognize children and families' capacities, struggle to balance the notions of protection and participation, and implement decision-making environments that are child and family unfriendly. How can systems create fertile ground so that the rights of children, youth and families to voice their points of view are heard and taken seriously? Join us to discuss these tensions and opportunities for innovative, inclusive decision-making processes.