Communities of practice in Children and Youth Representation are groups of individuals (sometime multi-disciplinary) interested in a particular issue or tool to improve their work.  CITA provides technical support and assistance in forming and managing these communities to maximize their potential.   Examples of such communities are the Liberating Structures in Child Welfare Users Group which explores ways to integrateLiberating Structures into child welfare work, and the Quality Improvement Center for Youth Representation “Learning Pods” which are part of a national study to improve youth representation in child welfare cases across the country.  These groups provide the advantage of being somewhat flexible and informal, allowing them to readily adapt to new issues as they emerge.

Communities of practice are organized by county.  Please select one of the counties on the sidebar menu for news and information about that group.