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Tips and Tricks to Starting a Young Adult Council Part 1: 10 Steps to Starting a Young Adult Advisory Council

Tip Sheet

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
By: Raphael Mizrahi, Amanda Costa

Abstract

This tip sheet will walk you through ten steps of developing a young adult mental health advisory council. Young adult advisory councils are groups of likeminded young adults who come together on a consistent basis to share resources and advise organizations on how to better serve and support young people. By incorporating young adult expertise into the design and delivery of mental health services, these councils provide direct feedback on how to improve services and make them more relevant to young adult culture. These steps are based on the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research’s (ACR's) own experience with creating a Youth Advisory Board (YAB).

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Tips and Tricks to Starting a Young Adult Council Part 2: The Do’s and Don’ts of Young Adult Councils →

10 pasos para iniciar un consejo asesor de adultos jóvenes Parte 1.pdf (472 kB)
Spanish translation

Subject Area

Community Based Participatory Research, Transition Age Youth

Keywords

transition age youth, young adult advisory councils, mental health, young adults, mental health organizations, Spanish

Suggested Citation

Mizrahi R, Costa A. Tips and Tricks to Starting a Young Adult Council Part 1: 10 Steps to Starting a Young Adult Advisory Council [English and Spanish versions]. Psychiatry Information in Brief 2018;15(5):1125. https://doi.org/10.7191/pib.1125. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol15/iss5/1