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YLAT staff and alumni have published a series of reports to help other states effectively work in partnership with youth in their care to improve the lives of more youth in care and to help youth develop leadership skills.

Please Check out our Publications

Independence & Education Guide


A Resource to support young adults in career exploration; includes suggested steps and activities for adult supports to complete with older youth who are exploring and working towards their post-secondary, career, and independence goals. This resource supports providers and young adults in developing and learning skills that can be individualized to meet their needs and goals and increase their skills.

YLAT:  An Innovative Approach to Systems Improvement

Amid comprehensive system reforms, the presence of YLAT has been a guiding force, a clear voice, and a motivation to continue the urgent effort. This paper explores the YLAT model, describing the principles, activities, results, and challenges Maine has faced in creating and sustaining this innovative approach.

2007 CFSR ToolKit for Youth Involvements

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement and the National Child Welfare Resource

Center for Youth Development 

A service of the Children’s Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services Engaging Youth in the Child and Family Services Review

Partnering with Youth: Involving Youth in Child Welfare Training and Curriculum Development

This publication is a guide book for trainers, administrators, and practitioners on how to engage youth in the child welfare system as speakers, presenters, and partners in curriculum design and delivery. This publication was made possible by the Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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