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Have questions about this topic?
This tip sheet from NYS-TEACHS guides the user through best practices for having conversations about housing status with families. We provide best practices for common scenarios.
This webpage from the Institute for Children and Poverty includes titles and purchasing information for various curricula focusing on the issue of homelessness.
The Legal Aid Society has launched a series of Know Your Rights videos and brochures to help inform and educate New Yorkers about a number of legal matters, including the rights of students in temporary housing.
Our Quick Tip Sheets provide detailed information about the rights of students experiencing homelessness in a one-page format. Each guide is targeted to a specific school role.
This brief from the NCHE provides an overview of issues within the field of homeless education, and is particularly helpful for introducing new people to the field or introducing the issue to those outside of the field.
This NCHE webpage provides an overview of how administrators and teachers can support the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
This brief from NCHE explains the main responsibilities of Local Educational Agencies under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
This brief from NCHE explains warning signs that are common signs of homelessness, that can be shared with professionals working with students.
These free resources from Hear Us, Inc. will assist in training teachers and other professionals on the ins-and-outs of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and on how to meet the needs of homeless students.
This children’s book from author Pat Van Doren and artist Wanda Platt reveals the struggle young Susan and her mom have when they lose their home and have to stay in a shelter.
This video from Hear Us, Inc. explains the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness, with special emphasis on educating incarcerated parents on how to advocate for their children’s education during periods of incarceration.
This children’s book from author Pat Van Doren and artist Wanda Platt follows a young girl as she grows up and she and her family move from being homeless to living in a place of their own.
‘Inocente’ is the 2013 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Short and tells the story of a talented-15 -year old Latina who, as an undocumented homeless immigrant, fiercely pursues her dream of becoming an artist.
The NAEHCY created five short awareness videos which are available on YouTube. These clips consist of students and McKinney-Vento liaisons interviewing each other about their experiences.
A 15 minute film produced by the Public Justice Center and Megaphone Project, “Beyond Debate: Rights of Homeless Students” is a short drama illustrating the power of a federal law that fosters educational stability for homeless students.
This 13-minute video from the National Coalition for the Homeless is a great resource to begin a group discussion about homelessness in America or to use with a “Faces of Homelessness” panel presentation.
This educational resource from The Reading Rainbow includes a feature book, Fly Away Home; a video about families in homeless situations; a teacher’s guide; a social sciences guide; and a family activities guide.
This video from the Texas Region XIII Education Service Center Homeless Education Project explores the issue of the immediate enrollment of children and youth experiencing homelessness through information and interviews.
My Own Four Walls 2009 is a collection of short documentaries depicting homelessness as experienced by children and teens in non-urban areas of the country.