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Youth Specific FAQs for Coordinated Entry

Youth Specific FAQs for Coordinated Entry
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) developed these FAQs about the coordinated entry (CE) processes specific to working with runaway and homeless youth populations. This document provides guidance for Continuums of Care (CoCs) and youth-serving providers about developing and implementing a CE process that is responsive and developmentally appropriate to the needs of youth.

Accession number
25614
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the HUD Exchange website at: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/Coordinated-Entry-and-…

Results of the Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY) Demonstration Projects 2008-2015

Results of the Support Systems for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY) Demonstration Projects 2008-2015
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FSYB) presents the results from a collaborative initiative with the Children’s Bureau called the Support Systems (SSRHY) for Rural Homeless Youth: A Collaborative State and Local Demonstration. This initiative focused on improving the circumstances of rural youth by strengthening their connection to support services, community, education, and employment. The SSRHY Demonstration funded six projects in rural areas of Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Vermont. Each project worked with transition age youth who had few or no connections to supportive family structures or community support systems. The report outlines the key findings from each project related to collaboration, services, and youth outcomes.

Accession number
25669
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Family and Youth Services Bureau

Year published new
2018
Availability

Full report available free of charge on the FYSB website at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/resource/results-of-ssrhy-demonstration-pr…

Linking Homelessness Vulnerability Assessments to Housing Placements and Outcomes of Youth

Linking Homelessness Vulnerability Assessments to Housing Placements and Outcomes of Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes an evaluation of the Transition Age Youth-Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (TAY-VI-SPDAT): Next Step Tool (NST) for homeless youth. The authors looked at connections between NST vulnerability scores, housing placements, and the stability of housing outcomes for youth using data from the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) collected between 2015 and 2017 from 16 communities. They analyzed to what extent communities use NST recommendations when placing youth into housing programs and whether scores effectively differentiate between permanent supportive housing (PSH) and rapid rehousing (RRH) interventions based on need. They found youth with higher vulnerability scores at intake had higher odds of continued homelessness without housing intervention. This suggests the tool successfully prioritizes which youth need housing services in the context of limited resources. Furthermore, they found most youth with low scores returned home or otherwise overcame their homelessness. Youth in PSH had low recorded returns to homelessness, regardless of their initial NST scores. Youth in RRH with vulnerability scores up to 10 also had low returns to homelessness, but success was more variable for higher-scoring youth. (author abstract modified) 

Accession number
25668
Authors
Rice, E., Holquin, M., Hsu, H., Morton, M., Vayanos, P., Tambe, M., Chan, H.
Type new
Journal Article
Organization

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research

Journal Name

Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research

Volume new
20
Year published new
2018
Availability

Entire journal issue available free of charge on the HUD Office of Policy Development and Research website at: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/cityscpe/vol20num3/Cityscape…

Food and Housing Security Among NC State Students

Food and Housing Security Among NC State Students
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report describes the Food and Housing Security Among NC State Students Initiative, which was launched in fall 2017. It provides key findings from a survey of a representative sample of NC State students (n=1,949) about food and housing security on statewide campuses. According to survey findings, 14 percent reported low or very low food security over the past 30 days and 9.6 percent experienced homelessness over the last 12 months. The researchers found an overlap between food and housing insecurity: 24 percent of students who had been homeless within the last year had also been food insecure in the last 30 days. The report includes recommendations for resolving food and housing insecurity among college students: 1) establish a permanent advisory council of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and partners; 2) coordinate services through a single point of contact; 3) develop an intentional research agenda; 4) secure funding streams; and 5) raise awareness and conduct ongoing outreach. Other program considerations include helping students access financial resources such as SNAP and FAFSA at the federal level and institution level resources, such as emergency funds and short-term loans. The report includes a list of resources with links to additional information. 

Accession number
25456
Authors
Haskett, M.E., Majumder, S., Kotter-Grühn, D.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Schoolhouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/NC-Sta…

Evaluation of Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Demonstration Projects: Service Models of the Second Cohort of Projects

Evaluation of Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Demonstration Projects: Service Models of the Second Cohort of Projects
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, outlines the service models developed by the three domestic victims of human trafficking demonstration projects from the second cohort. In 2015, the Family and Youth Services Bureau awarded these three two-year cooperative agreements in addition to the first cohort awarded in 2014. The second cohort includes the Tumbleweed Runaway Program in Billings, Montana; Youthworks in North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota; and Multnomah County Department of Community Justice in Multnomah County, Oregon. The purpose of the demonstration program was to improve organizational and community capacity to deliver trauma-informed and culturally relevant services for domestic victims of human trafficking through coordinated systems of agency services and partnerships with allied professionals.

Accession number
25671
Authors
Krieger, K., Feinberg, R., Gremminger, M., Walters, J. H., Misra, S.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

Year published new
2018
Availability

Full report available free of charge on the ORPE website at: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/domestic-victims-human-traffickin…

Creating a Trauma-Informed Organization Literature Review for Volunteers of America

Creating a Trauma-Informed Organization Literature Review for Volunteers of America
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Volunteers of America (VOA) summarizes a literature review of the most promising current models of trauma-informed systems. It looks at the definitions of trauma-informed and trauma-specific models. The report also includes a resource list for thought leaders and trainers in the field of trauma-informed services, and concludes with a discussion of findings and proposed next steps toward building a more trauma-informed system.  This VOA study focuses on organizations that interact with children, youth, and families. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25859
Authors
Kinoglu, S., Nelson-Dusek, S., Skrypek, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Volunteers of America

Year published new
2017

Coordinated Entry for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Coordinated Entry for Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides information for youth housing and service providers with an overview of the four key Coordinated Entry (CE) elements: Access, Assessment, Prioritization, and Referral. The CE process provides youth who are experiencing homelessness better access to the housing and services best suited for them. This brief outlines the main considerations for CE processes specifically for youth, key decisions points within the process, and community examples of coordinated entry for youth.

Accession number
25615
Type new
Brief
Organization

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the HUD Exchange website at: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/coordinated-entry-for-…

Civil Legal Services and Medical-Legal Partnerships Needed by the Homeless Population: A National Survey

Civil Legal Services and Medical-Legal Partnerships Needed by the Homeless Population: A National Survey
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article examines civil legal needs among people experiencing homelessness and the extent to which medical-legal partnerships exist in homeless service sites, which promote the integration of civil legal aid professionals into health care settings. A national sample of 48 homeless service sites across 26 states was surveyed in November 2015. The survey asked about needs, attitudes, and practices related to civil legal issues, including medical-legal partnerships. More than 90 percent of the homeless service sites reported that their patients experienced at least one civil legal issue, particularly around housing, employment, and health insurance. Only half of all sites reported screening patients for civil legal issues, and only 10 percent had a medical-legal partnership. Sites that served homeless youth and had received previous training on legal screening were more likely to have a medical-legal partnership. The large majority of sites reported interest in receiving training on screening for civil legal issues and development medical-legal partnerships. There is great need and potential to deploy civil legal services in health settings to serve unstably housed populations. Training homeless service providers how to screen for civil legal issues and how to develop medical-legal partnerships would better equip them to provide comprehensive care. (Author Abstract Modified)  

Accession number
25393
Authors
Tsai, J., Jenkins, D., Lawton, E.
Type new
Journal Article
Organization

Division of Mental Health Services Research, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Journal Name

American Journal of Public Health

Volume new
107
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available by subscription or purchase on the journal website: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303596.

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…