Dr. Elizabeth Wynter, Author Advocate Speaker

Foster Youth Voice Whisperer

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Follow the Love

→ Permanent → Connections → Scaffolding

“Alright, brace yourselves for this wild tale of connection and collaboration!”

Picture this: a lived experience expert, a child welfare leader, and a graduate researcher walk into a virtual bar, better known as LinkedIn. But hold on, this is NOT the beginning of a corny joke, my friends. No, no, it’s the beginning of something extraordinary!

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Dr. Elizabeth Wynter – Foster Youth Voice Whisperer

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Writing this book to help agencies improve the lives of transitioning youth has been a labor of love, and I can’t wait to share it with you all.

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Book Synopsis

Follow the Love

Alright, brace yourselves for this wild tale of connection and collaboration! Picture this: a lived experience expert, a child welfare leader, and a graduate researcher walk into a virtual bar, better known as LinkedIn. But hold on, this is NOT the beginning of a corny joke, my friends. No, no, it’s the beginning of something extraordinary!

You see, these three unlikely heroes joined forces not to order drinks or tell puns, but to build a scaffold! Wait, before you think they’re constructing a wobbly DIY shelf, let me clarify. This scaffold is the foundation for an epic plan to boost youth voice and provide unwavering support for young people making that epic transition to adulthood.

So there they were, armed with their unique powers: the lived experience expert, who had seen it all and was ready to share the wisdom of their adventures; the child welfare leader, who had a heart of gold and knew how to champion the cause of the youth; and the graduate researcher, whose nerdy skills could turn data into magic!

Their mission starts with an environmental scan, checking out the lay of the land, followed by an overview of policies and practices. And hold tight, because this blueprint they’re envisioning is going to move mountains! Along the way, you might find yourself laughing or shedding a tear, learning something new, or confirming your own knowledge. Brace yourself to dive deep into your soul and feel inspired to engage with youth like never before!

So there you have it, a one-of-a-kind adventure fueled by passion, expertise, and a sprinkle of magic. Get ready to join in on the fun and let the journey begin! Who knows what amazing things these three will achieve together? It’s going to be a rollercoaster, and you won’t want to miss a single moment!

About & Bio of Dr. Elizabeth Wynter

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“Follow the Love: The path to happiness, one heart at a time.”

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Wynter, a remarkable visionary and tireless advocate committed to transforming the lives of young people in care. With an unwavering dedication and boundless energy, she fearlessly challenges the norms, reshaping the future for the better.

Awards, Certifications & Honors

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Qualified Supervisor
  • Former Board Chair for the Florida Coalition for Children (FCC) Foundation
  • FCC Administrator of the Year award in 2017
  • FLITE Center TIL System of Care Lifetime Hero Award in 2020
  • FCC Champion for Children award in 2022
  • FSU Florida Institute for Child Welfare Community Leader of the Year in 2023

Dr. Wynter Bio

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Wynter, a remarkable visionary and tireless advocate committed to transforming the lives of young people in care. With an unwavering dedication and boundless energy, she fearlessly challenges the norms, reshaping the future for the better.

Over the span of two decades, the award-winning Dr. Elizabeth Wynter has been an unstoppable force driving policy reform, tirelessly working to make a difference. Her unwavering determination inspires others to join the fight for a more inclusive and supportive child welfare system.

The spark that ignited the National Foster Youth Voice Month came from Dr. Wynter’s indomitable spirit, refusing to settle for anything less than a complete transformation in how society views young people in care. With unyielding resolve, she leads an army of supporters, united in the quest to empower these young individuals as powerful contributors to the world, not mere recipients of care.

Completing her doctoral studies in Organizational Leadership with a dissertation focused on transitioning youth was not merely an academic achievement for Dr. Wynter; it symbolized a journey of self-discovery and dedication to empowering others. Equipped with research and lived experiences, she dismantles barriers hindering a brighter future for foster youth.

As the author of “Follow the Love,” Dr. Wynter introduces a groundbreaking connections scaffold, empowering young individuals aging out of foster care. Her visionary approach emphasizes the power of love and care, fostering self-confidence and a strong sense of identity among transitioning youth.

Through her blog (coming soon), “Foster Youth Voice Whisperer,” Dr. Wynter shares her research-based perspective, aiming to reshape how child welfare and the public perceive and support young people in care. With each post, she ignites hearts and sparks conversations that resonate across the nation. Her unwavering advocacy has become a rallying cry for justice and equity for foster youth.

As a captivating keynote speaker, Dr. Wynter enthralls audiences at conferences, symposiums, and workshops. Drawing from her vast expertise and personal experiences, she delivers powerful speeches that inspire action and drive positive change. Her message transcends boundaries, touching the hearts of policymakers, child welfare professionals, and young people with lived experiences alike.

Beyond her inspirational speeches, Dr. Wynter’s role as a child welfare consultant is equally transformative. Armed with strategic thinking and a deep understanding of the complexities faced by transitioning youth, she collaborates with organizations and agencies to design innovative solutions. Dr. Wynter’s consulting approach fosters a collaborative environment, empowering stakeholders to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. Her goal is to create lasting and meaningful change in policies, programs, and practices to better support youth people aging out of care.

In her words, actions, and interactions, Dr. Elizabeth Wynter stands as a force of nature—a visionary leader with an untamed heart. Her relentless advocacy and dedication to a cause greater than herself continue to inspire change-makers worldwide. Dr. Wynter’s work is a testament to the power of collective impact for transitioning youth. Her unwavering commitment serves as a beacon of hope for vulnerable young individuals, reshaping the world for the better.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Wynter is a renowned keynote speaker with a passion for making a difference. Dr. Wynter’s dynamic presentations are thought-provoking and soul-stirring, leaving a lasting impact on audiences of all backgrounds.

With a focus on permanency and building lasting connections, Dr. Wynter’s keynote titles, “Follow the Love, Permanent Connections Scaffolding” and “Placement Stability, Co-Designing a Path to Permanency,” explore innovative approaches to creating stable and supportive environments for individuals in need.

Engaging and empowering the next generation is at the heart of Dr. Wynter’s mission. Through presentations such as “Youth Engagement Community Café, Building Strategy to Imbed Youth Voice,” Dr. Wynter demonstrates how to amplify the voices of young people and involve them in shaping their futures.

Dr. Wynter’s expertise extends to advocacy as well. “Foster Youth Voice Month, From Concept to National Campaign” showcases the journey from a simple idea to a nationwide movement, emphasizing the power of collective action in creating lasting change.

If you’re ready to be inspired and seek new perspectives, fill out the contact form to schedule a chat with Dr. Wynter. Unleash the potential for transformation and empowerment in your organization or event by inviting Dr. Wynter as your keynote speaker. Together, let’s create a brighter, more inclusive future.

Keynote Titles

  • Follow the Love, Permanent Connections Scaffolding
  • Placement Stability, Co-Designing a Path to Permanency

Presentations

  • Youth Engagement Community Café, Building Strategy to Imbed Youth Voice
  • Foster Youth Voice Month, From Concept to National Campaign

Child Welfare Consultant

Welcome to the world of Dr. Wynter, Child Welfare Consultant – a guiding light for transitioning youth and a catalyst in the development of a youth well-being system. Driven by a passion for elevating youth voice and establishing permanent connections, Dr. Wynter specializes in independent living and clinical services, transitioning and high-needs youth, and the development of youth councils.

With a keen focus on relational permanency, strategic planning, policy development, and program design, Dr. Wynter’s role as a child welfare consultant is nothing short of transformative. By collaborating closely with organizations and agencies, she pioneers innovative solutions to address the complexities faced by transitioning youth.

Her consulting approach fosters a truly collaborative environment, empowering stakeholders to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for growth. Dr. Wynter’s ultimate goal is to create lasting and meaningful change in policies, programs, and practices, all aimed at providing exceptional support to young people aging out of care.

Whether it’s hourly consultations, project-based engagements, or long-term retainer packages, Dr. Wynter offers a flexible and personalized approach to meet the unique needs of her clients. Join her on the journey to empower youth and revolutionize the world of child welfare.

Researcher

  • Permanent Connections Literature Review

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