Resources address the activities of youth advisory boards and the unique role they play in advocating for the improvement of services for youth in foster care. Resources include State and local examples.
Youth Involvement Toolkit
National Foster Youth Advisory Council, Child Welfare League of America, & FosterClub (2003)
Reviews skills for leadership, communication, collaboration, and partnership with adults that youth can develop in order to advocate for themselves at the local, State, and national levels.
Missouri Children's Division State Youth Advisory Board Strategic Plan for FFY 2007 and FFY 2008 (PDF - 41 KB)
Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division (2007)
The goals of the board include making the board effective and self-sufficient, improving connections for youth in care, engaging youth in positive development and permanency, and making the community aware of the needs of foster youth.