Students Experiencing Homelessness: Awareness and Understanding
Homelessness affects hundreds of thousands of children every year and can be a barrier to education in many ways. This course will educate the user on the prevalence of homelessness, federal laws related to homeless students, and strategies for identifying and assisting the homeless student population. Topics covered include identifying homeless students using the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act), enrollment and transportation policies that can ease the negative of student mobility, two special populations of homeless students (unaccompanied youth and preschool children), and facilitating success in school for homeless students.
Full Course - 26 minutes
This version is designed for all school employees.
Full Course (en Español) - 26 minutes
El objetivo de este curso es educar al personal escolar sobre el predominio del problema de la falta de vivienda, informar al personal sobre las leyes federales en relación a los estudiantes sin hogar y describir estrategias para identificar y ayudar a la población de estudiantes sin hogar.