Youth Impact Assessments

A child and youth impact assessment (YIA)* is an analytic tool that provides a consistent way for policymakers to understand the effects of a proposed policy on young people and to proactively incorporate the consideration of children into the decisions they make. The following tools provide background on youth impact assessments along with step-by-step guidance for how leaders for children can begin using them in their own communities. 

*Youth impact assessments and child impact assessments refer to the same strategy but may be labeled to best suit individual communities.

Tools to Get Started

Impact Assessments in Action

Racial Equity Impact Assessment Tools

Youth Engagement

Training Resources

Other U.S. and International Impact Assessment Resources

For assistance in implementing impact assessments in your community, contact info@kidsimpact.org.