The Family, Youth and Cross Systems Resource Center will ensure ongoing access to responsive training and resources for all cross systems stakeholders through authentic family and youth driven practices and highly vetted nationally certified, senior family and youth leadership.
The Center will bring resources and training opportunities together as a coalition effort to recruit and train family and youth leaders to be effective members of work groups, committees, advocacy efforts and training events. This effort will reinforce the authentic voice of those with lived experience. The need for authentic family and youth voices will continue to escalate as the foundation of emerging professionals, providers, and programs. The Center can provide direction and support as well as advocate for the funding necessary for families and youth to travel, (including gas, hotel expenses and food) as well as stipends for their participation within this movement. In addition, the Center can promote access to meetings by phone and computer in order to promote family and youth involvement at all levels of program and training planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
About the Training Center
The Family, Youth and Cross Systems Resource Center ensures ongoing access to responsive training and resources for all cross systems stakeholders through authentic family and youth driven practices and highly vetted nationally certified, senior family and youth leadership. The Center builds upon and utilizes North Carolinas rich culture of family and youth leadership coupled with National resources and leaders. It promotes and accesses current trainings and as the culture evolves will create trainings that support emerging leaders. The Center is a place of excellence for cross systems, family driven/youth guided trainings, co- trainings and family and youth centered resources. Trainers contracted with the Center are national and state trainers who demonstrate family and youth best practices to support the needs of families and changing systems.