November is National Adoption Month. The 2021 theme is "Every Conversation Matters."
Incorporating youth engagement into daily child welfare practice can start with a simple conversation. Listen to what the young person has to say, what their goals are, and how they feel about adoption. Create an environment where they can be honest and ask questions.
Youth are the experts of their own lives, so let them partner with you in permanency planning and make decisions about their life.
Visit 2021 National Adoption Month to learn how you can help raise awareness and show why #ConversationsMatter when working with teens to achieve permanency.