The diverse and often complex needs of youth who are transitioning to adulthood cannot be met by any one institution or service system alone. Most youth are served in some way by at least a few institutions and some youth are served simultaneously by many – schools, community based programs, and service providers specific to health and mental health, social services, disability, child welfare, and juvenile delinquency prevention. NCWD/Youth aims to increase collaboration among these various youth-serving systems to ensure that youth and their families receive high quality, coordinated services and opportunities. More collaboration means less duplication of effort and fewer gaps in services. By working together toward shared results for youth, institutions and systems can more efficiently manage their resources while maximizing the benefits for youth.
Featured cross-systems collaboration resources include:
- Designing Statewide Career Development Strategies and Programs
- Supporting Student Success through Connecting Activities: An Info Brief Series for Community Colleges
- Making the Connections: Growing and Supporting New Organizations–Intermediaries