Upcoming Webinars

Please note: All webinars are recorded. Archived recordings, powerpoint presentations, materials, and transcripts from the Q&A are posted on our archived webinars page. Certificate of attendance is available upon completion. If you watched the webinar as a group, please contact us to receive individual certificates.

Latest Federal Policy Developments: Child, Youth, and Family Homelessness

Wednesday, December 8, 3PM Eastern

As we approach the end of the Congressional session, the stakes are high for children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. The fiscal year 2022 budget and Build Back Better Act contain many far-reaching provisions, from child care and universal pre-k, to youth employment and housing. This webinar will provide an overview of the latest developments on the specific provisions related to homelessness in both bills, as well as higher education, homelessness assistance, and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act reauthorization. Find out what’s happening, and how we can help you meet virtually with your Congressional delegation.

Presenters:

  • Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection
  • Alleanne Anderson, Policy and Outreach Associate, SchoolHouse Connection
  • Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for Youth

COVID-19 and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: School-Based Strategies for Support

[In partnership with School-Based Health Alliance]

Tuesday, December 14, 3:00PM Eastern

Pre-pandemic, 1 out of 30 adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 experienced homelessness on their own, without a parent or guardian. These vulnerable youth face unique barriers to accessing school and health care, including COVID-19 vaccines and testing. While federal law protects homeless youths’ educational access and stability, the ability to consent to routine medical care and testing is determined by state law. With increasing numbers of school districts and states considering vaccine mandates for students, it is critical to understand how to support youth who do not have parents or guardians who can consent to their vaccination and/or testing, to ensure their ability to participate fully in educational activities. This webinar will help school-based providers and their partners understand who these youth are, their educational rights, and how to support their health and safety during the pandemic.

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