On October 11 and 12, 2022 DPI and partners at SchoolHouse Connection and Pearl Strategies hosted the virtual 2022 Wisconsin Education for Homeless Children and Youth Conference. This two-day virtual conference featured a student panel; basic and advanced information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and best practices to support students; topics like unaccompanied homeless youth, identification, and early childhood services; tips to build strong community partnerships; and tools to help youth experiencing homelessness complete the FAFSA and transition to post-secondary education.
You can now view all recorded sessions on this YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLambIxavELha0U89gNbj2UMRljjtC2t6h. You can still view conference materials below.
Conference Goals: Over the course of this two-day EHCY conference, participants will:
- Understand the basics of McKinney-Vento law, including what is required of liaisons in order to support students' right to education;
- Identify the unique challenges and best practices for supporting for students experiencing homelessness across early childhood, transitioning to higher ed, and for unaccompanied homeless youth;
- Learn best practices for developing school-community partnerships that benefit all partners and the children, youth, and families they serve
- Select at least one area to develop an action plan over the next school year, including needed resources for implementation.
Click here to view the conference agenda
|Day 1 Conference Materials
|Breakout 1: McKinney-Vento 101 (Beginning)||PDF Link|
|Breakout 2: McKinney-Vento 201 (Advanced)||PDF Link|
|Student Outreach, Identification, Eligibility and Engagement||PDF Link|
|Supporting the Resilience of Students Experiencing Homelessness: A Youth Panel||PDF Link|
|Breakout 1: Supporting Young Children Experiencing Homelessness||PDF Link|
|Breakout 2: Supporting Higher Education Access and Success||PDF Link|
|Day 2 Conference Materials|
|Homelessness Awareness Event Information||PDF Link|
|Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP)||PDF Link|
|Using Data for Program Planning and Improvement||PDF Link|
|The Ins and Outs of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (Interactive Format)||PDF LinkActivity A-G
|School and Community Partnerships: Together We Can!||PDF Link|