Presented By: Dr. Kristina Knight, PhD, MPH
For more than 15 years, CWRU has been part of an academic-community partnership to support youth development in Cuyahoga County. This has included the development of the Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute (CCYWI), a training and technical assistance resource designed to support high-quality, evidence-based, afterschool and out-of-school time programs. The diversity of these programs, workforce and the youth they serve creates unique challenges for program capacity, sustainability of services, and youth access – even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will explore the resilience of youth programs and consider how innovations in research and practice can allow us to re-envision the work of youth professionals.
Kristina Knight is the Associate Director of the Master’s in Public Health Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Knight is a community-engaged scholar who brings more than 20 years of experience in school, governmental, and academic public health.