Interactive Learning Series: Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness
Want to enhance your knowledge around family homelessness and the McKinney-Vento Act? This series from Office of Head Start’s Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center (OHS ECLKC) is designed to help Head Start and other early childhood care professionals learn how to identify families experiencing homelessness, conduct community outreach, and build relationships with families and providers.
The eight modules in the series are listed below. Each module takes approximately 30 minutes to work through and includes a certificate upon completion. The series is available in English and Spanish.
• Module 1: Overview of Homelessness
• Module 2: Understanding Family Homelessness
• Module 3: Understanding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act’s Definition of “Homelessness”
• Module 4: Determining a Family’s Homeless Situation
• Module 5: Identifying and Reaching out to Families Experiencing Homelessness
• Module 6: Enhancing Program Access and Participation for Children Experiencing Homelessness
• Module 7: Building Relationships with Families
• Module 8: Connecting with Community Partners
We also recommend these additional resources from OHS ECLKC:
- Caring for the Health and Wellness of Children Experiencing Homelessness (PDF)
- Policy Council Guiding Discussion Questions: Homelessness (PDF)
- Recruitment Flyer for Parents Experiencing Homelessness (PDF)
- State and Community Homelessness Maps (Web Link)