Lunch & LEarn #1
BUILDING STRONG COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS TO END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS: DRIVING SYSTEMIC CHANGE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
Monday, November 1, 2021
12:30 pm EST / 11:30 am CST
Leaders from the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) offered strategies to apply in your community regarding local, coordinated approaches to preventing and ending youth and young adult homelessness. Presenters Andrew Palomo (Director of Strategic Partnerships), Darla Bardine (Executive Director), and Anthony Simpson (Stoneleigh Fellow) also provided high-level federal policy updates in a lunchtime presentation intended for RHY providers, McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaisons, and other interested NRPM partners.
NN4Y partners with youth who have experienced homelessness and community-based youth homelessness providers to improve and align policies to prevent and end youth homelessness at the federal level. They also support communities to address the root causes of homelessness among young people by advancing innovative, long-term solutions to resolve local system challenges and weaknesses.
Lunch & Learn #2
THE ROLE OF SCHOOLS IN RUNAWAY & PREVENTION RESPONSE
Monday, November 22, 2021
12:30 pm EST / 11:30 am CST
Join us for this important conversation led by the Executive Director of SchoolHouse Connection, Barbara Duffield. Pre-pandemic, public schools identified 1.4 million children and youth experiencing homelessness, including a growing number of youth who are homeless on their own. Federal law protects the educational rights of these youth, and new resources are available through the American Rescue Plan Act to help ensure their identification, enrollment, and success. Learn about national trends, best practices, and how to connect to school-based supports.
Lunch & Learn #3
YOUTH IN CRISIS: WHAT THE DATA IS TELLING US
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
2:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm CST
The National Runaway Safeline and the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) invite you to join a virtual discussion Youth in Crisis: What the Data is Telling Us.
This virtual discussion will share the key findings from the 2020 Crisis Services and Prevention Report, and consider the implications of these findings on the prevention and intervention strategies implemented by organizations and agencies serving vulnerable youth. Presenters will discuss the needs of youth who are homeless, contemplating running away, or at risk of becoming homeless, and how youth programs, public health providers, schools, child welfare agencies, and communities nationwide can meet the needs of youth.
- JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary, Administration For Children and Families
- Debbie Powell, Acting Associate Commissioner, Family and Youth Services Bureau
- Susan Frankel, CEO, National Runaway Safeline
- Dr. Matthew Morton, Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago