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Abstract Details for Learning Lab Toolkit For Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals

Goals of a VR Learning Lab: 1. Move from youth participation as consumers or customers to authentic engagement as leaders of change and partners in program development. 2. Bring together individuals connected with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies to actively learn about a chosen topic. Participants include: • Youth • VR Counselors/Administrators/Managers • Other agencies and organizations that serve youth • Community Rehabilitation Providers • Educators • Workforce professionals • Family members of youth • Mentors Participant Objectives: • Discuss learning lab topic and best practices with a local organization. • Practice trauma-informed methods of engagement. • Note successes and opportunities for growth. • Incorporate youth voice into program planning and decision-making. • Develop a commitment-to-action (see attachment) in their local communities