Community Based System Dynamics – Engaging Youth as Experts in Complex Systems
Submitted By: Allison Simpson, MSW

Community Based System Dynamics (CBSD) is a participatory method for involving communities in the process of understanding and changing systems from the feedback perspective of system dynamics (Hovmand, 2014). At the Changing Systems Youth Summit, young people use and adapt the tools and scripts of CBSD in order to elevate youth voice on issues of community importance and to engage youth as partners in redesigning systems for more equitable outcomes.