The Treatment and Services Adaptation Center promotes trauma-informed school systems that provide prevention and early intervention strategies to create supportive and nurturing school environments. This website has many resources to assist with all personnel dealing with homeless students and families. Visit the center at: https://traumaawareschools.org/
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 »
This two-page “bench card” summarizes the definition and signs of homelessness for youth, and provides recommendations for dealing with the intersection of homelessness and the juvenile justice system, including recommendations for disposing of cases and re-entry considerations.
This report from the Juvenile Justice Coalition and the National Network for Youth summarizes juvenile justice-related factors that contribute to homelessness, programs serving runaway and homeless youth, and recommendations for incorporating youth into programs.
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 »
What are the impacts of an out-of-school suspension for students without a home? Where do they spend their day? What do they eat? Who cares for them? This document provides a brief overview of school discipline, shares research on the discipline of students experiencing homelessness, and offers tips for implementing positive school discipline for students… Read more »
National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses — Coalition for Juvenile Justice (SOS Project)
The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is a nationwide coalition of State Advisory Groups (SAGs) and allies dedicated to preventing children and youth from becoming involved in the courts and upholding the highest standards of care when youth are charged with wrongdoing and enter the justice system. CJJ envisions a nation where fewer children are at risk of delinquency; and if they are at risk or involved with the justice system, they and their families receive every possible opportunity to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives
2014 Research Summary
Supporting Homeless Children and Youth through Proactive and Positive Behavior Management and Intervention Practices, (NCHE), July 2014.
The “school-to-prison pipeline” refers to the policies and practices that push our nation’s schoolchildren, especially our most at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This pipeline reflects the prioritization of incar- ceration over education. For a growing number of students, the path to incarceration includes the following “stops”: