Youth at UW

About the office

The Office for Youth Programs Development and Support establishes guidelines and best practices that promote the safety and well-being of youth engaged in UW’s programs, activities and events.

We provide educational resources and consultation to UW staff who manage, sponsor or host programs and activities serving youth on- and off-campus. We also coordinate efforts across departments to increase alignment between youth-serving programs and the educational and strategic goals of the University.

This office was born out of a recommendation from the Provost-appointed Safety of Minors Committee.

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Caroline SheltonCaroline Shelton, Director

I have over 20 years experience working to support children and youth in school, community and non-profit settings. My work emphasizes professional education and training, organizational capacity building and program quality improvement.

In the past I have worked with the Harborview Children’s Response Center and Early Achievers, a Washington state quality rating and improvement initiative for licensed child care. I received my MSW in 2001 from UW with a concentration in multiethnic practice.