Homeless Liaison

Focus on Empathy, Not Punishment, Improves Discipline

http://www.educationnews.org/k-12-schools/study-focus-on-empathy-not-punishment-improves-discipline/ Suspending a child from school may be more harmful than helpful — when a child is sent home as a punishment for misbehaving at school, it results in lost opportunities to learn, damaged relationships, and has the potential of setting up the student for future failure. A different mindset, however, could improve student behavior and lessen the… Read more »

Better Make Room

https://bettermakeroom.org/our-story Better Make Room is about creating a space for all the great things you’ll do next. It’s about staking a claim, forging a path and lighting the way for others just like you. And it’s a lot more fun to get there together. The site includes: Tools –  developed by the U.S. Department of… Read more »

Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness or At Risk of Homelessness

https://aspe.hhs.gov/pdf-report/family-interventions-youth-experiencing-or-risk-homelessness The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new report entitled Family Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness or At Risk of Homelessness. Family conflict is a key driver of youth homelessness; and most programs serving youth experiencing homelessness use some form of family intervention to address conflict and help reconnect youth when… Read more »

Youth Specific FAQs for Coordinated Entry

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/resource/youth-specific-faq-coordinated-entry-20160824 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new resource entitled Youth Specific FAQs for Coordinated Entry.  Coordinated Entry (CE) is a process implemented by local HUD Continuums of Care (CoCs) to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair… Read more »

Adolescent Well-Being after Experiencing Homelessness

https://aspe.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/205256/adolescents.pdf The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report entitled Adolescent Well-Being after Experiencing Homelessness. The report, based on data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Options Study, provides a descriptive analysis of the experiences of the study’s 791 focal children. Key findings of the report include:… Read more »

Housing and School Partnership on the Point-In-Time Count

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) issued a new 2-page fact sheet entitled Housing and School Partnership on the Point-In-Time Count. This fact sheet, geared towards a school audience, provides information about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual Point-it-Time (PIT) count, and suggests strategies for how schools can help ensure the most… Read more »

Federal Guidance and Resources to Support Completion and Success in Higher Education

http://www.ed.gov/category/keyword/resources-support-completion http://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/federal-supports-college-access-completion.pdf The U.S. Department of Education – in collaboration with partners from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Labor – released a fact sheet on New Federal Guidance and Resources to Support Completion and Success in Higher Education and an accompanying federal interagency letter entitled Aligning… Read more »

The Financial Aid Toolkit

https://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/about/how-to.jsp The Financial Aid Toolkit provides school counselors and other college access mentors with information and resources about federal student aid. This site contains material about different types of financial aid, the FAFSA, outreach, and training opportunities. You’ll find fact sheets, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources to share with students to help them learn… Read more »

Children of Incarcerated Parents (NCHE webpage)

The incarceration of a parent may leave a young person with no safe and stable place to stay and in the physical custody of someone who is not their parent or guardian. These young people may be struggling with a variety of difficult emotions and questions about what has happened to their parent and what… Read more »