The purpose of this Guidance is to provide federal staff and contractors with strategies, tools, and tips for appropriately engaging youth in government sponsored events and meetings in order to:
– Help ensure a positive, supportive, and meaningful experience for youth
– Support SAMHSA in gaining valuable input and perspectives from youth
– Demonstrate and role model best practices for engaging youth Given these three primary objectives, this Guidance
SAMHSA’s Youth Engagement Guidance
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.