3-Part Webinar Series on Trauma and Homelessness

Staff from the Center for Social Innovation in Needham, Mass., recently provided invaluable training on trauma-informed care for school and agency personnel across the state working with children, youth and families experiencing homelessness. The information provided supports Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program.

Recordings

March 18, 2016
Family Homelessness, presented by Katie Volk

April 1, 2016
The Impact of Traumatic Stress on Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness, presented by Carmela DeCandia

April 15, 2016
Trauma-Informed Care , presented by Katie Volk

Feel free to share this information. Visit www.thinkt3.com for information regarding additional training resources available through the Center for Social Innovation.

New Resources Now Available to Support the Education of Students Experiencing Homelessness
Two new booklets have just been released to assist in understanding the needs of students experiencing homelessness and how schools, community agencies and others can support full implementation of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

What You Should Know About Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness – a guide for school personnel to understand their role and responsibilities in supporting this vulnerable student population.
A General Guide to Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program – a training tool for any community audience wishing to learn more about the program.

Hard copies will soon be available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Center for Schools and Communities and the eight ECYEH regions.

Students Submit Artwork to Highlight Student Homelessness for the 2015 Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program Artwork Project
Three students have designed artwork to build awareness of the more than 24,000 students in Pennsylvania who are experiencing homelessness. See photos of the artwork below. These students are being recognized for their contribution in their respective regions.

Region 2: 11th grade student at Muhlenberg School District was selected as the “winner” for 2015

art submission 11 grade Muhlenberg SD

  student art homeless muhlenberg SD

Region 3: pre-school child from a local shelter

region 3 art submission homeless

Region 7: 10th grade student from Wyoming Area School District

region 7 art submission homeless

Pennsylvania’s 2013-14 state evaluation now available regarding students experiencing homelessness
The Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program 2013-14 state evaluation has been released. 

State Plan of the Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program
The state plan, that describes the important work of ensuring full implementation of the McKinney-Vento Act to support the education of our students experiencing homelessness, has been updated.

Education for Homeless Youth Basic Education Circular (BEC)
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Pennsylvania Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program BEC 42 U.S.C.A. 11431 et seq., was issued February 3, 2010 and reviewed September 1, 2011. For more information about PDE's Pennsylvania Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program, please contact Sheldon Winnick, State Coordinator at (717) 783-6466.

Statewide Directory for Pennsylvania School Liaisons for Homeless Students and Statewide Shelter Directory – Locate your district's homeless liaison and/or find a shelter in Pa.
The Statewide Directory for Pennsylvania School Liaisons for Homeless Students and Statewide Shelter Directory are available online and provide access for you as well as the general public to current liaison and shelter contact information.

Resource to ensure appropriate services for students experiencing homelessness
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare maintains a list of education liaisons that are available in your county to help coordinate services and ensure an appropriate education for homeless students.

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