Engaging in Community Collaboration

Engaging in Community Collaboration

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Electronic Communication Policy Review
First impressions do sometimes last, and in today’s social media-saturated world, your impression could be left by a tweet, hashtag, or email. Engaging with the community means having a clear message and then knowing how to stay on that message across all of the publications, forms, posts, and broadcast messages generated by your program for parents and the broader community.

Managing Difficult Communication
Explaining how your program is inclusive, welcoming, and safe for all youth is an important job. It is one that the program manager cannot accomplish alone. Staff play an important role in helping youth, parents, and other caring adults understand why an inclusive program is so important to creating a positive environment for youth. The program should clearly communicate these program values through print and electronic communication.

Understanding Social Media in Community Engagement
Many youth programs have safeguards in place to protect youth and staff from inappropriate interactions via social media, but often overlook the importance of using social media to communicate with youth, parents, guardians, and other community stakeholders. Using social media tools wisely will help program staff avoid some of the unintended consequences of using social media as well.