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2012 Southeast Institute on Homelessness and Supportive Housing Homeless Education Track Presentation Materials

A Guided Tour of the Most Popular NCHE Resources for Homeless Education - The Local Homeless Education Liaison Toolkit, Issue Briefs, Awareness Resources, and More

Workshop Description: In this session, National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) staff will take participants on a guided tour of some of NCHE's most popular resources, including NCHE's Local Liaison Toolkit, website, issue briefs, and awareness resources. NCHE operates the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center in the area of homeless education and serves as a comprehensive source of information on the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

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NCHE Resources - PowerPoint Handout

NCHE Resources - Unaccompanied Youth Eligibility Flowchart

Housing + High School = Success: Host Home Programs

Workshop Description: School districts and community partners providing housing for unaccompanied youth? Yes! Learn practical strategies and tools to start a program in your area. Presenters will share the experiences of several school districts, including Santa Rosa County. Through a problem-solving model and 14-month collaborative process, Santa Rosa County School District and its community are increasing housing options and providing resources so students can remain in school. Learn about the initial phase of the collaboration and the Families Count Host Home program.

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Host Home Programs - PowerPoint Handout

Host Home Programs - Sample MOU

Hi - Let Me Introduce Myself! - Effective Collaboration between Continuum of Care/HUD-funded Service Providers and School District Homeless Education Programs

Workshop Description: Continuum of Care (CoC) partners and homeless education liaisons, this crossover session is aimed at participants involved with their local Continuums of Care as well as homeless education programs. The presenters will review the requirements of CoCs and schools to collaborate and will share successful, practical collaboration strategies. In this interactive session, school district personnel and community providers will have the opportunity to get together in local groups and begin (or continue) working together to support families and youth.

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Introduce Myself - PowerPoint Handout

Introduce Myself - NAEHCY C of C Brief

Introduce Myself - Sample Shelter MOU

Introduce Myself - Sample Shelter Referral Form

Introduce Myself - NCHE MVA History Fact Sheet

Introduce Myself - MVA Hearth Act Quiz

Introduce Myself - MVA History

Summary of the State on Research on Relationship of Homelessness and Academic Achievement among School-aged Children and Youth

Workshop Description : This session will provide an overview of research that studies the relationship between homelessness and academic achievement among school-aged children and youth in the United States. The session will:

  • Provide context on child, youth, and family homelessness from the late 1980s to the present
  • Provide an overview of selected research studies that examine the relationship between homelessness and academic achievement
  • Describe commonly utilized methodologies and challenges in conducting research on homeless and highly mobile populations
  • Discuss directions for further research

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Research Update - NCHE Research Publication

Research Update - PowerPoint Handout