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Using a Predictive Risk Model to Identify Youth at Risk for Homelessness

Using a Predictive Risk Model to Identify Youth at Risk for Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), funded a multi-phase grant program to build the evidence base on what works to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults who have been involved in the child welfare system. Known as Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH), this program funded 18 organizations for the first phase for two years. During the planning phase, grantees conducted data analyses to help understand their local population and develop comprehensive service models to improve outcomes in housing, education and training, social well-being, and permanent connections. For the second phase, six of the 18 organizations received funding to refine and test their comprehensive service models with a three-year implementation grant. This issue brief describes the challenges, lessons learned, and next steps of one grantee—United Way of King County in Washington. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25489
Authors
Noble, C.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Mathematica Policy Research

Series
Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) Lessons from the Field
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Mathematica Policy Research website at:https://www.mathematica-mpr.com/our-publications-and-findings/publicati…

Human Trafficking: Coordinating Resources

Human Trafficking: Coordinating Resources
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the Children’s Bureau shares what grantees have learned about coordinating specialized resources and services for child and youth victims of trafficking at the state and local levels. They suggest focusing on broad-based awareness, establishing regional and statewide multidisciplinary teams, and sharing information to build service capacity. The brief highlights two programs successfully coordinating resources in their communities.

Accession number
25834
Type new
Brief
Organization

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Childrens Bureau

Series
Grantee Lessons Learned
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/trafficking_resources.pdf

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in Americas Public Schools

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in Americas Public Schools
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This executive summary provides key findings from a study released by America’s Promise Alliance, a leader of the GradNation campaign, that looked at the high school graduation rates of homeless students. This study coincided with the first Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement for states and local school districts to report this data. The study examined the broader issue of student homelessness by interviewing and surveying current and formerly homeless students and the federally mandated state coordinators and local liaisons assigned to work with them. In addition to providing an overview of existing research on student homelessness, this study sheds light on the challenges homeless students face and the supports they need to succeed. The researchers provide recommendations for how educators, policymakers, and community organizations can help students cope with homelessness, graduate from high school, and get on a path to adult success.

Accession number
25589
Authors
Ingram, E.S., Bridgeland, J.M., Reed, B., Atwell, M.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on Americas Promise website at: http://www.americaspromise.org/report/hidden-plain-sight

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in Americas Public Schools

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in Americas Public Schools
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

America’s Promise Alliance, a leader of the GradNation campaign, released this research report about the high school graduation rates of homeless students. The study coincided with the first Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement for states and local school districts to report this data. It provides an overview of existing research on homeless students, reveals challenges homeless students face and the supports they say they need to succeed, reports on challenges involved in helping homeless students, and recommends policy and practice changes at the school, community, state, and national levels. The research team examined the broader issue of student homelessness by interviewing and surveying current and formerly homeless students and the federally mandated state coordinators and local liaisons assigned to work with them. The researchers recommend action steps and policies for educators, policymakers, and community organizations to help students cope with homelessness, graduate from high school, and get on a path to adult success. The appendices include research methodology and endnotes, a glossary of frequently used terms, and additional information about ESSA.

Accession number
25590
Authors
Ingram, E.S., Bridgeland, J.M., Reed, B., Atwell, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates

Year published new
2016
Availability

Full report available for free download on Americas Promise Alliances website at: http://www.americaspromise.org/report/hidden-plain-sight

Federal and Local Efforts to Support Youth At-Risk of Homelessness

Federal and Local Efforts to Support Youth At-Risk of Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families, funded a multi-phase grant program to build the evidence base on what works to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults who have been involved in the child welfare system. Known as Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH), this program funded 18 organizations for the first phase for two years. During the planning phase, grantees conducted data analyses to better understand their local population and develop comprehensive service models to improve outcomes in housing, education and training, social well-being, and permanent connections. During the initial implementation phase, grantees are refining and testing their comprehensive models. This issue brief discusses the rationale for the YARH grant program and the supports the Children’s Bureau provides the grantees through the multiple phases.

Accession number
25734
Authors
Knas, E., Stagner, M., Bradley, M.C.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Mathematica Policy Research

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Mathematica Policy Research website at: https://www.mathematica-mpr.com/our-publications-and-findings/publicati…