YP Original Material: Resources that Empower Us

Youth Power of Families Together is prided in bringing you the latest and greatest resources when it comes to self-advocacy, systems advocacy, working with a supporting young people, the power of peers and so much more! Please use all of these original YP materials to advance your advocacy skills or to help others advance in their journey!


Tip Sheets

Intro to Advocacy

The Do’s and Don’ts of System Advocacy.

Simple Tips for Building A Professional Reputation

Tips on building your reputation, networking, and building your experience.

Starting a Youth Advisory Council

Get the basics on how to start a YAC (Youth Advisory Council).

Tips for Youth Group Leaders

Run a youth group? Get some tips for better facilitation here!


The How To’s of Youth Guided Practice

A guide for individuals who would like to meaningfully engage young people in guiding policy and practice in their agency, community, and/or System of Care.

New York State Success Youth Involvement Toolkit

Tools for Incorporating Youth Guided Practices

Youtube Videos

Videos produced by members of the New York State youth and young adult network, Youth Power.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Youth Guided Practice

Explore the Do’s and Don’ts of engaging in youth guided practice with tips created by young people across New York State. This video was created by Youth Power in partnership with Youth FX through the SAMHSA-funded NYS Success Project. 

Self-Advocacy and Disability Disclosure

Youth Power teamed up with YouthFX to create videos for-youth-by-youth on self-advocacy and disability disclosure through the WIA incentive grant with cooperation from the NYS Department of Labor.


We have partnered with many state agencies and organizations to provide you with the most informative webinars varying from a variety of subjects. Some of these webinars were hosted via CTAC, the Community Technical Assistance Center, and may require you to create a free account to access these webinar resources.