Intro to Youth-Adult Partnerships Webinar

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Whether you have a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) or are thinking about starting one, this webinar provides an introduction to youth-adult partnerships, with a focus on promoting positive youth development and partnering with youth in a way that elevates the youth voice.

In this webinar, Liz Thorne and Haylee Williams articulate the benefits of youth-adult partnerships for youth, adults and organizations; describe key best practices in building youth-adult partnerships; and identify possible challenges and key ingredients for success.

The Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) offers this webinar on Intro to Youth-Adult Partnerships through a contract with the SBHC State Program Office (SPO).


Webinar Speakers:

Haylee Williams, Student Health Advocates Coach at OSBHA
Haylee has been active as a youth leader at OSBHA since 2015, where she has worked on local policy, developed trainings, worked with health professionals to create ad campaigns, and testified at the State Capitol. She is the 2017-2018 Student Health Advocates Coach and a student at Portland Community College.

Liz Thorne, MPH, VP of Policy and Programs at Cairn Guidance
Liz is passionate about creating environments where all young people can reach their full potential. Liz received her Masters in Public Health at Portland State University and has been working in the field of adolescent health for over a decade. Liz’s experience ranges from leading youth-driven research at Portland State University, to providing strategic direction on school and adolescent health issues at the Oregon Public Health Division. As VP of Policy & Programs at Cairn Guidance, Liz works with education and health entities at the national, state and local levels to drive systems change through policy, research, best practice and partnership.