Jenkins, E., McGuinness, L., Haines-Saah, R., Andres, C., Ziemann, M. J., Morris, J., & Waddell, C. (2020). Equipping youth for meaningful policy engagement: an environmental scan. Health promotion international, 35(4), 852-865.
Youth involvement in policymaking is increasingly recognized as important in developing policies that positively influence youth mental health. This environmental scan explores youth policy engagement efforts in Europe and North America and focuses on historically marginalized youth and community contexts. It provides an overview of approaches to youth-informed policy-level mental health promotion and identifies additional research and practice gaps.
This paper may be useful for those wanting an overview of youth involvement in policymaking, guidance on how to engage youth, and suggestions for future directions.