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Toward a System Response to Ending Youth Homelessness: New Evidence to Help Communities Strengthen Coordinated Entry, Assessment, and Support for Youth

Toward a System Response to Ending Youth Homelessness: New Evidence to Help Communities Strengthen Coordinated Entry, Assessment, and Support for Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This one-page summary from Chapin Hall presents five findings from a study designed to help communities to develop coordinated, system-level responses to youth homelessness. Using a large national data set, the researchers analyze how risk assessment scores of young people, ages 15 to 22, relate to the services they receive. The researchers provide recommendations for stakeholders regarding coordinated entry, assessment, and support for youth in their communities. 

Accession number
25735
Authors
Morton, M., Rice, E., Blondin, M., Hsu, H., Kull, M.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Chapin Hall website at: https://www.chapinhall.org/wp-content/uploads/1pgr_Toward-a-System-Resp…

Preventing Homelessness for System-Involved Youth

Preventing Homelessness for System-Involved Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article expounds on three of the 20 strategies presented in the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Resolution titled Addressing the Needs of Homeless Youth and Families in Juvenile and Family Courts. The first strategy discussed is the need to improve coordination between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, particularly related to transition and re-entry planning for youth who are involved in both systems. The second strategy discussed is the need for judges to ensure youth within their jurisdictions receive high quality legal representation and that courts and counsel are aware of the increased risk of system-involved youth becoming homeless. The third strategy discussed is for an increase in sound judicial leadership to improve outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness. The authors state that juvenile and family court judges can help change the prevailing public perception that all system-involved youth are “bad kids.” The article includes an excerpt from the personal story of Keyona Cooper, MSW, who entered the child welfare system at age 10, and later experienced homelessness when she aged out of the system.  It also includes a case study about Davidson County, Tennessee, which is a system actively working to decriminalize youth homelessness. Information is provided about the concurrent efforts of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and the American Bar Association’s Homeless Youth Legal Network to remove legal barriers and improve outcomes for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.

Accession number
25445
Authors
Britton, L., Pilnik, L.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Juvenile & Family Court Journal

Volume new
69
Year published new
2018
Availability

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

Effectively Integrating the CANS into the Wraparound Process

Effectively Integrating the CANS into the Wraparound Process
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide is intended to support states, systems, and organizations in their efforts to integrate the Wraparound care coordination process with the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) decision-making measurement tool. The National Wraparound Initiative (NWI) and the National Wraparound Implementation Center developed this document with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, which is the organizational home of the CANS. NWI defines Wraparound as a service delivery strategy that provides comprehensive, holistic, youth and family-driven ways of responding when children and youth experience serious mental health or behavioral challenges. This guide describes how to best use the CANS within the four phases of the Wraparound process: engagement phase, planning phase, implementation phase, and the transition phase. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25775
Authors
Estep, K., Lyons, J.S., Bruns, E.J., Zabel, M.D.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

National Technical Assistance Network for Childrens Behavioral Health

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Childrens Mental Health Network at: https://www.cmhnetwork.org/resources/effectively-integrating-the-cans-i…

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…

Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide

Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, both under the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), developed this resource to support local jurisdictions in their efforts to develop new or strengthen existing human trafficking task forces. This e-Guide provides strategies, case studies, and lessons learned from existing task forces. It also connects to other tools and resources. As a web-based publication, DOJ and its partners can periodically update the e-Guide with new resources and tools.

Accession number
25729
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

U.S. Department of Justice

Year published new
2019
Availability

A Youth Homelessness System Assessment for New York City

A Youth Homelessness System Assessment for New York City
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from Chapin Hall presents a rapid, mixed-methods assessment of the system of services and supports available to youth experiencing homelessness in New York City. The assessment team found that significant gaps remain in prevention, affordable housing options, and coordination of youth services despite the city’s efforts to expand some services and prioritize youth homelessness. Based on these findings, Chapin Hall has recommended that the city establish a single office for an interagency response to youth homelessness with shared processes and tools for coordinated entry and support for youth, including affordable housing and career development opportunities. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25737
Authors
Morton, M.H., Kull, M.A., Chávez, R., Chrisler, A.J., Carreon, E., Bishop, J.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Chapin Hall website at: https://www.chapinhall.org/wp-content/uploads/Report_A-Youth-Homelessne…