The Virginia Wraparound Implementation Center provides training support of the High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) workforce. The Youth Support Partner position is designed to provide intensive levels of direct support for youth or young adults Youth Support Partners are generally two to five years older than the youth being served, under the age of 25 when they become a Youth Support Partner, and are a graduate of HFW or have similar life experiences with the youth they are working with. Youth Support Partners must have a high school education or GED and life experiences that allow them to form empathetic relationships with the youth they serve. They receive extensive training. Youth Support Partners are available in limited localities in Virginia. 

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Youth Support Partners (YSP) assist the team understand the youth’s perspective and the youth to understand the team. They are also instrumental for building a youth’s connection to their community. Please watch the video below to learn more about the benefit of Youth Support Partners in the HFW process.

I’ve learned that youth have a positive role to play in advocacy and policy for mental health.

Youth Leader, Virginia