SAMHSA’s Youth Engagement Guidance
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
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