Conducting research interviews with young people who have faced significant life challenges—such as homelessness, intimate partner violence, or childhood abuse—requires a nuanced approach. Traditional research methods often fall short when capturing these youth’s authentic voices and lived experiences. The challenge lies in gathering meaningful data while ensuring that the interview setting is a safe, supportive, and empowering space for the participants.
What This Webinar Offers:
- Solving the Safe Space Dilemma: One of the most pressing challenges in youth research is creating an environment where participants feel comfortable sharing openly. We’ll guide you through proven strategies for establishing such spaces, both physically and emotionally.
- Best Practices for Meaningful Data: We will share nearly 25 field-tested best practices focusing on capturing authentic, meaningful data from young people navigating complex life circumstances. These aren’t just theoretical guidelines but actionable strategies you can implement immediately.
- Cultural Sensitivity in Research: In an increasingly diverse society, cultural responsiveness is not optional; it’s essential. We’ll provide the tools to tailor your research methods to be inclusive and effective across various cultural contexts.
- Empowering Funders, Nonprofit Organizations, and Other Groups: Research shouldn’t be a one-way street. We’ll show you how to conduct interviews that yield valuable data and empower you to use trauma-informed approaches to validate their experiences and perspectives.
The goal of this webinar is to equip foundations, nonprofits, and practitioners with the methodologies and tools they need to conduct research that is both impactful and ethical. This isn’t just about improving your data collection or enhancing the quality of research; it’s about making your research more human-centered and equitable, leading to meaningful and relevant insights to inform change strategies.
In this webinar, our Youth Leadership and Engagement Team discusses designing culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and humanizing youth-focused research.