With New State Office, Washington Develops Plan to Help Homeless Youth
Since she was 6 years old, Caitlin Cheney has lived in a mishmash of places in Western Washington that includes motels, cars, and campgrounds. Yet she made it through her senior year of high school without being identified as homeless.
Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #8: Guaranteed Housing for Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 12 former foster youths who completed Congressional internships.
Can Franken’s Bill Close Federal Gaps on School Stability for Foster Youths?
The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act, signed into law by George W. Bush in 2008, updated federal child welfare law in several ways. Among those was a mandate for local child welfare agencies to give children placed into foster care the opportunity to remain in their school of origin.
Educating Children Without Housing, 4th Edition
This book addresses the federal educational mandates related to homeless students under the McKinney‐Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The manual provides innovative strategies for educators and school administrators, state coordinators and policymakers, and advocates and attorneys to play a role in ensuring the education rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness.