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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/

Human Trafficking in Youth-Serving Programs: A Blueprint for Organizations Working with Street Youth, Homeless Youth, and Youth at Risk

Human Trafficking in Youth-Serving Programs: A Blueprint for Organizations Working with Street Youth, Homeless Youth, and Youth at Risk
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This resource guide provides information for youth-serving organizations that are planning to provide services to homeless youth who have been affected by trafficking. It covers the following issues about human trafficking: common misconceptions, recruitment tactics into labor and sex trafficking, risk factors and protective factors, prevention and intervention, and approaches to working with trafficked youth. This resource provides additional federal resources for youth-serving organizations.

Accession number
25856
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Runaway and Homeless Youth Training & Technical Assistance Center

Year published new
2019
Availability

Alone Without a Home: A National Review of State Laws Affecting Unaccompanied Youth

Alone Without a Home: A National Review of State Laws Affecting Unaccompanied Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report reviews the status of current law in all 50 states and 6 territories related to 13 key issues that affect the lives of unaccompanied youth who experience homelessness. It offers an overview of the range of approaches taken by states since the last update in 2012, and the relative prevalence of these approaches. Key findings include: 1) Many jurisdictions lag behind in implementing changes to federal law that strengthen access to education for youth experiencing homelessness; 2) Punitive approaches to unaccompanied youth are prevalent in many jurisdictions; 3) Definitions of unaccompanied youth often fail to be inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and nonjudgmental; 4) Many jurisdictions authorize or require provision of health care, education, and other services to unaccompanied youth even in the absence of parental consent; and 5) Most jurisdictions provide youth with some ability to act on their own behalf. This collaborative publication from the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and the National Network for Youth recommends policy changes to help protect the safety, development, health, and dignity of youth experiencing homelessness, and thus increase their prospects for positive future outcomes. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25715
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and National Network for Youth

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available free of charge on the National Network for Youth website at: https://www.nn4youth.org/wp-content/uploads/Alone-Without-A-Home-2019.p…