Welcome to the Youth Voice in Policy


Welcome to the Youth Voice in Policy: A Guide to Shaping History! In this guide you will learn the basic skills you need to advocate for the issues you feel are important. This guide was made spe­cifically for youth who have received mental health services and who have experienced multiple child-serving systems. Sharing that experience is a key part of effective advocacy. But before you can go and tell the world what’s what, you need to understand how policy fits together. So, we’ll start with how our government works and how federal policy is made. Once you get those basics, we’ll move on to the tools you need when delivering your message. This is the public speaking and strategic sharing of your story. Now let’s get prepared to start shaping history!!  Youth Voice in Policy.