For Youth

Whether you chose high-fidelity wraparound yourself or were recommended to participate by someone else, you probably have questions. Check out the links below to see some materials that can start to answer your questions about how the process works, your rights, and how your voice can make a big impact.


Youth Guide to Treatment and Treatment Planning
This guide can help you sort through what’s happening in your life, what could be helpful to you, and how you can come up with ways to work through challenges you’re facing.

Youth Bill of Rights
If you chose care on your own, or were recommended for it, you have rights. Learn what you should expect of those involved in your care.

Youth MOVE National
Learn about this national organization led by people like you, who have experience with various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare.
Youth MOVE National website

Things People Never Told Me
Transitioning from foster care to living on your own can get overwhelming very quickly. This guide was compiled by people who have gone through that process and covers the wide variety of things that are important to know as you transition into living on your own.

Info for LGBTQ Youth in Care
Understand all the rights you have to receive supportive, non-judgmental care, and the people you can contact for additional help.

Resources for LGBTQ Youth
There are a number of organizations that provide support for youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. This resource lets you know how to get in touch with them.

Youth Advocate Guide
Your experiences make you an expert. Yes, an expert. Your personal story and ideas about overcoming challenges could help others. Learn more about the value your voice can provide, and be sure to review the two links below as well.

Youth Leadership Toolkit Sharing Guide
Your story may be very powerful and useful to others, but it’s important to make sure you’re okay with what you share. This guide can help you form a plan on how to share your experiences.

Youth Voice in Advocacy Sharing Guide
Similar to the link above, this guide will introduce you to what’s known as strategic sharing to help you communicate your story and experiences.

Youth Voice in Policy
Your experiences may not only help others, but also change the way care is administered. Learn what you need to know about how policies are created to see how your story could lead to even better care.

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