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.

Overcoming Legal and Policy Barriers to Serving Minors Experiencing Homelessness

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 3 PM ET

A young person’s status as a minor often creates significant barriers in many jurisdictions to accessing shelter and other services needed to avoid or exit homelessness. This webinar will discuss the following: 

  • Key issues and challenges for minors experiencing homelessness.
  • Strategies and lessons learned from successful efforts to pass state laws focused on minor consent to services with an equity focus.
  • Questions to consider when drafting minor consent laws. 
  • An overview of legal issues and considerations for host homes for minors. 
  • Additional resources.
Moderators: 
  • Kelly Russo, JD, Director, American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty 
  • Darla Bardine, JD, Executive Director, National Network for Youth  
Speakers: 
  • Patricia Julianelle, JD, Senior Strategist for Program Advancement and Legal Affairs, SchoolHouse Connection
  • Rhea Yo, JD, Director of Legal Services, Youth Homelessness Program, Legal Counsel for Youth and Children 
  • Lisa Pilnik, JD, Youth Homelessness Legal Consultant and Writer

Increasing Access to Transportation for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Wednesday, May 25, 3PM Eastern

The McKinney-Vento Act provides educational protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness, including transportation requirements to provide school stability. Yet access to transportation for students experiencing homelessness remains one of the biggest challenges that school districts and early learning programs face. Districts and programs are rising to meet current challenges by finding ways to remove transportation barriers with multiple funding sources and strategies. Please join SchoolHouse Connection along with school district liaisons to hear innovative transportation strategies, including how ARP-HCY and ARP ESSER funds can be used.

Panelists:

  1. Carrie Kulinski, Families in Transition Coordinator, School District of Janesville, WI
  2. Leslie Navarro-Walker, District Homeless and Family Engagement Liaison, Cherry Creek School District, CO
  3. Laurie Hall, Federal Programs Coordinator and Pre-K Director, New Philadelphia Schools, OH
  4. Charlotte Kinzley, Manager, Homeless/Highly Mobile Student Services, Minneapolis Public Schools, MN

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