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Supporting the Attendance of Students Experiencing Homelessness

Supporting the Attendance of Students Experiencing Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief provides an overview of strategies that schools, districts, and communities are implementing to help students experiencing homelessness attend school every day. To overcome chronic absenteeism, educators are helping students meet their basic needs, devising creative ways with transportation support, investing in evidence-based truancy reduction and prevention programs, implementing early warning systems, and taking a team approach to attendance. The brief highlights programs using these strategies and provides additional resources. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25855
Authors
Authors SchoolHhouse Connection
Type new
Brief
Organization

Schoolhouse Connection

Year published new
2020
Availability

Available for free download on the SchoolHouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/supporting-attendance/

Supporting In-School and Out-of-School Youth Experiencing Homelessness Through Education and Workforce Partnerships

Supporting In-School and Out-of-School Youth Experiencing Homelessness Through Education and Workforce Partnerships
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the National Center for Homeless Education provides an overview of education and workforce programs that serve students who are experiencing homelessness. It provides information about the education and workforce partners who work with this population and recommends how these partners can improve coordination and provide more comprehensive support for youth.

Accession number
25673
Type new
Brief
Organization

National Center for Homeless Education

Series
Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration Brief Series
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available free of charge on the NCHE website at: https://nche.ed.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/labor-ed-collab.pdf

Quick Guide for Counseling Staff Working With Students Experiencing Homelessness

Quick Guide for Counseling Staff Working With Students Experiencing Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide provides information on how school counseling personnel can support students who are experiencing homelessness. It includes a list of questions to assess their immediate needs related to safety, food, health, family dynamics, transportation, employment, and school. In addition, the guide provides school counselors with action steps they can take based on the outcome of the initial assessment. A checklist for graduation planning is also included. The author discusses issues such as trauma and other barriers that school counselors should consider when working with this student population.

Accession number
25448
Authors
Hurt, Dee
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Schoolhouse Connections

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Schoohouse Connections website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Quick-…

FACT SHEET: Education and Workforce Related Policies Affecting Systems-Involved Youth

FACT SHEET: Education and Workforce Related Policies Affecting Systems-Involved Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This resource from the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) intends to inform researchers, policymakers, and practitioners of the federal legislation that govern systems-involved youth. It does not include all legislation impacting systems-involved youth, but rather highlights legislation and grants specifically focused on supporting successful outcomes for youth. AYPF uses the term ‘systems-involved youth’ to describe youth involved in the juvenile justice system, child welfare system, or both systems. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25864
Type new
Brief
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/fact-sheet-education-workforce-related-po…

Creating Entrepreneurship Pathways for Opportunity Youth: Experiences from the Youth Entrepreneurship Fund Grantees

Creating Entrepreneurship Pathways for Opportunity Youth: Experiences from the Youth Entrepreneurship Fund Grantees
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Aspen Institute explores the potential for using entrepreneurship to engage and create pathways for opportunity youth, by examining existing entrepreneurship programs and sharing emerging models for creating and adapting entrepreneurship programming targeted to the specific needs and aspirations of opportunity youth. The authors profile three sites (Del Norte County, California; Philadelphia; and San Francisco), which are part of the Youth Entrepreneurship Fund. This fund supports collaborative approaches to explore entrepreneurship as a pathway to economic self-determination and economic equity. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25869
Authors
Klein, J.A., Nemoy, Y.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

The Aspen Institute

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available free of charge on the Aspen Institutes website at: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/publications/creating-entrepreneurship-p…

Building Systems of Integrated Student Support: A Policy Brief for Local and State Leaders

Building Systems of Integrated Student Support: A Policy Brief for Local and State Leaders
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the Center for Promise at Boston University in collaboration with the Center for Optimized Student Support at Boston College provides an overview of how integrated student support (ISS) systems help promote academic success and improve life outcomes by removing barriers and coordinating services and resources. The brief provides policymakers and stakeholders at the state and local levels with policy recommendations and guidance about ISS for children, youth, and families. This brief includes examples of ISS systems implemented at state and local levels.

Accession number
25723
Authors
J. Wasser Gish
Type new
Brief
Organization

Americas Promise Alliance

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Americas Promise Alliance website at: https://www.americaspromise.org/resource/building-systems-integrated-st…

Afterschool and Workforce: Opportunities for System-Level Alignment

Afterschool and Workforce: Opportunities for System-Level Alignment
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This white paper from the American Youth Policy Forum looks at how the workforce sector’s goal of developing a well prepared and highly skilled workforce aligns with the youth development field’s mission to help young people succeed. The authors discuss the need and benefits of aligning afterschool programs with workforce systems to improve employability outcomes for youth. The report includes case studies and considerations for community leaders who are interested in aligning youth and workforce development efforts. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25704
Authors
Deeds, C., Thomas, O.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

American Youth Policy Forum

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the AYPF website at: https://www.aypf.org/resource/publication_afterschool-and-workforce/

Addressing Homelessness in Our Schools and Language Arts Classrooms

Addressing Homelessness in Our Schools and Language Arts Classrooms
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article examines how to address child homelessness in American and Canadian language arts classrooms and suggests ideas for advocacy, literacy teaching, research, and policy. The authors contend that teachers who are knowledgeable advocates can also partner with communities to access various resources and coordinate services for students who are experiencing homelessness. By coordinating academic services, educators can support students who attend several schools in a year due to homelessness by sharing pertinent records. The authors recommend implementing procedures to expedite intake for new students and develop support plans to reduce the loss of instructional time. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25738
Authors
Rogers, T., Shafer, R.
Type new
Journal Article
Organization

National Council of Teachers of English

Journal Name

Language Arts

Series
Research and Policy
Volume new
96
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available through subscription on the NCTE website at: http://www.ncte.org/journals/la/issues/v96-2