Five Key Necessities for Youth Engagement
This Guide is a part of the Walking the Talk project, a collaboration between the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare, Health Consumers NSW, and young people.
Findings from the project offer a foundation for improved youth engagement among organisations and services. This Guide collates these findings and synthesises them into practical, effective guidelines for optimal youth engagement.
From the findings we developed five key necessities for youth engagement:
- Collaboration at Every Step
- Intersectional Lens
- Feedback & Follow Up
- Consistency & Clarity
- Be Open to Change!
Both AWCH and HCNSW have committed to incorporating these five areas into our current and future work. For more information, see each Section below.
Explore each of the Five Key Necessities below...
The Walking the Talk Model for Youth Engagement
The visual model shows the interconnected nature of the five necessities. Each are equally important and should be consistently upheld throughout the entirety of the engagement process.
While each of the Five Necessities pages contain a Resources section, the Resources Homepage contains all resources in one place! This is a collection of various external reports, articles, guides, and videos regarding each of the Five Key Necessities.