Youth Summit: Supporting Older Youth Experiencing Homelessness

June 24-25, 2013

Day 1

  • Youth Panel
    • Video (YouTube)
      • List some of the most important points to take away from the panel.
      • Based on what you learned from the youth panel, what can you do as a professional to better serve the diverse needs of homeless youth?

  • National & Virginia Snapshot (presentation)
  • McKinney-Vento Eligibility (presentation)
    • Patricia Julianelle
    • Video (YouTube)
      • Briefly describe eligibility as defined by McKinney-Vento and why eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.
      • What are some questions you could ask to understand students' living situations? What are some conversation starters?
  • Healthcare & Food Stability (presentation)
    • Patricia Julianelle and Skip Steinhauser
    • Video (YouTube)
      • How would your school/organization/district handle the case of Brad? What are some changes that can be made to this process? What are some important things to keep in mind based on this discussion?
      • What strategies has your organization used to get healthcare for unaccompanied youth?
      • What is the rule of sevens?
      • Describe the purpose of SNAP and what services it provides. Who is your local contact for SNAP?
  • Q & A
    • Patricia Popp
  • School Access PreK-12 (presentation)
    • Barbara Duffield and Mary Herrington
    • Video (YouTube)
      • What are the requirements related to contacting others (e.g., parents, CPS, police) when enrolling unaccompanied homeless youth in school?
      • Describe an issue that may arise regarding field trip permission and what can be done to ensure that "enrollment" under McKinney-Vento is maintained.
      • Who can access school records under FERPA?
      • How can school professionals reach out to young children? Why is training key to helping families with young children?
  • Higher Education Access (presentation)
    • Cyekeia Lee
    • Video (YouTube)
      • What are some barriers unaccompanied homeless youth face in terms of higher education?
      • What is the CCRAA? Who are the four qualified verifiers?
      • What is the role of the Financial Aid Administrator in assisting unaccompanied homeless youth?
      • What are Signle Points of Contact (SPOCs) and how can they help students access higher education?
  • Immigration (presentation)
    • Patricia Julianelle
    • Video (YouTube)
      • How can immigrants access higher education?
      • Describe VAWA and SIJS.
      • How can U and T visas help people gain legal status?
      • What is DACA?
      • Who could you contact with an immigration question?
  • Safe and Stable Housing (presentation)
    • Barbara Duffield
    • Promising Practices discussed by Mary Herrington and Kathi Sheffel
    • Video (YouTube)
      • How does the housing (HUD) definition of homelessness differ  from the education (McKinney-Vento) definition?
      • Briefly describe the education assurances under the HEARTH Act.
      • What are some alternative housing options that can be considered for homeless youth during higher education?
      • How can the examples of Fairfax County and Richmond's Change the World Virginia be applied to your school district/area?

Day 2