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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…

State Laws on High School Graduation for Students Experiencing Homelessness

State Laws on High School Graduation for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This guide provides information about how the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) law of 2015 focuses on high school graduation among students who experience homelessness. A list of amendments to the law related to state requirements for homeless students is included. It provides a summary of existing state laws that complement federal requirements from California, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington. 

Accession number
25453
Authors
Schoolhouse Connection
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Schoolhouse Connection website at: https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/statec…

Report of a Research to Practice Partnership to Develop Youth Housing Stability Model for Juvenile Courts

Report of a Research to Practice Partnership to Develop Youth Housing Stability Model for Juvenile Courts
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report provides key findings from a study of two juvenile justice systems, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, in Washington to develop a court-based strategy to prevent youth homelessness. The development team conducted this study in response to the high rate (75 percent) of homeless youth who have contact with police, with more than 50 percent experiencing arrest. They developed the Youth Housing Stability (YHS) model to minimize this contact while providing youth needed supports and services to remain housed. The development team designed the YHS model to address both system-wide and program-level needs to prevent housing instability for an estimated 100 to 150 youth within each jurisdiction each year. In addition, this model helps build community capacity for effective prevention through the implementation of services accessible to youth referred by non-court agencies. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25616
Authors
Walker, S., Valencia, E., Vick, K.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Center for the Study and Advancement of Justice Effectiveness

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the SAJE website at: https://www.sajecenter.org/publications/

Next Steps for the Seattle Housing Authority-Seattle Public Schools Partnership: Assessing Progress for a Strong and Innovative Partnership

Next Steps for the Seattle Housing Authority-Seattle Public Schools Partnership: Assessing Progress for a Strong and Innovative Partnership
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from the Urban Institute outlines recommendations for the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) and Seattle Public Schools (SPS) as they expand their collaborative efforts to focus on a comprehensive, systems-level partnership. Partnerships between housing and schools is a developing field. The ongoing SHA-SPS collaboration has built a solid foundation for a productive, sustainable partnership through thoughtful planning and capacity building. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25866
Authors
Galvez, M., Gallagher, M., Brennan, M.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Urban Institute

Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Urban Institute website at: https://www.urban.org/research/publication/next-steps-seattle-housing-a…

King County Youth of Color Needs Assessment: The Experiences, Strengths, & Needs of Homeless and Unstably Housed Youth of Color

King County Youth of Color Needs Assessment: The Experiences, Strengths, & Needs of Homeless and Unstably Housed Youth of Color
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report presents the findings from a systematic examination of the overrepresentation of homelessness among youth of color in King County, WA. This project used a participatory, community-based approach that incorporated the feedback and guidance of community partners and youth leaders of color. The researchers conducted 12 focus groups countywide, from September to December 2016, that sought to understand the experiences of and the contexts surrounding homelessness among this population. In total, 103 young people, ages 13 to 24, participated in the focus groups. The researchers adapted the Five Domains of Wellbeing Framework to create a context for and connection between the key themes of the project. This report outlines the four major takeaways from the project based on the themes that emerged from the focus groups, along with policy and practice recommendations. The takeaways are: 1) Structural racism undergirds the experiences of homelessness for young people of color; 2) The complex role of families should be recognized; 3) Building relationships with homeless young people of color is essential for supporting them; and 4) Young people of color want flexible, strengths-based supports that affirm their self-determination and meet their basic needs. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25521
Authors
Lippy, C., Pk, S., Hsieh, E., Perez-Darby, S., Burk, C.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse

Year published new
2017
Availability

Full report available for free download on the NW Network website at: https://www.nwnetwork.org/youth-of-color-needs-assessment/

Addressing Basic Needs Security in Higher Education: An Introduction to Three Evaluations of Supports for Food and Housing at Community Colleges

Addressing Basic Needs Security in Higher Education: An Introduction to Three Evaluations of Supports for Food and Housing at Community Colleges
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report provides information about the launch of a three-year evaluation of promising approaches to addressing food and housing insecurity by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. The researchers plan to work with community college leaders in Boston, Houston, and Tacoma, Washington, to test, refine, and scale efforts to improve the well-being of students and increase their chances of earning degrees. The three programs under evaluation are Meal Vouchers at Bunker Hill Community College, Food Scholarships at Houston Community College, and Housing Vouchers at Tacoma Community College. All three programs were developed by community colleges and their partners based on their local needs, resources, and opportunities. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25620
Authors
Goldrick-Rab, S., Broton, K.M., Hernandez, D.C.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Year published new
2017
Availability

full report available for download on the Hope Center at: https://hope4college.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Addressing-Basic-Ne…