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Sarah Precious

Sarah Precious
Sarah has been working with children, youth and families for over 15 years. She believes in the power of community, the individual strengths of each person, and the opportunities that real-relationships create. Sarah works as a Community Engagement and Suicide Prevention Coordinator at Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services in Brantford, Ontario. She is a strong advocate for youth and family engagement and believes that co-developed services can have a significant impact on transforming services and systems to better serve children, youth and families. Sarah enjoys working with youth and families, facilitating community sessions, providing workshops and working with community partners to create change. Sarah is also a mom to two amazing children who keep her and her husband Mike on their toes. She is currently attending York University pursuing a Masters of Leadership and Community Engagement.

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8 Steps to Set the Stage for Effective Youth Engagement Work

Posted by Sarah Precious on April 12, 2018

The world of youth engagement is entangled with false assumptions, presumptuous understandings, and little follow through.  However, if it is done right professionals are given the rare opportunity to work meaningfully with youth to achieve a beautifully co-created outcome that can radically change a community.

Recently I had the privilege of hearing an individual who has experienced great success in their engagement work.  But they were quick to point out the negative perceptions that can often surround engagement work due to good intentions gone bad, and lack of follow through.

 

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