Abstract: This article reports on the lessons learnt from involving young people in drug and alcohol research. The initial plan was to form a young people’s advisory group (YPAG), but when this proved problematic, the researchers explored alternative approaches in collaboration with young people. They conclude that involvement of young people needs to be dynamic and flexible, and sensitive to young people’s personal experiences, particularly when those young people are “less frequently heard”. The danger is that young people involved in drug and alcohol research could unintentionally be put off involvement if standard approaches are used. The authors suggest that young people should be involved in influencing how they are involved in research.
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Categories: journal article service users and carers researchers children and young people general principles of good practice lessons from direct experience of involvement involving seldom heard groups
Date Entered: 2019/01/23
Date Edited: 2019/01/23