Turning Pointe’s youth advocates primarily work with children between the ages of 0 and 10-years-old who have experienced or been exposed to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Youth advocates serve children and young people in three key ways: through prevention and education activities in the community, through curriculum-based group programming for young survivors, and through individual advocacy and case management with youth and their families. Through their work, youth advocates aim to elevate the voices of young survivors by promoting self-determination and autonomy, provide youth with a safe, consistent, and nurturing space to learn about themselves and the world, and partner with families to ensure that children and young people who have experienced violence have access to the resources and support that they need to thrive. This work relies on strong community partnerships and requires a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and developmentally appropriate approach to working with youth.
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