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Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Training Resources

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DPI Training Modules

NEW! A Deeper Dive into McKinney-Vento

DPI has created a training module that goes deeper into the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The module provides more in-depth professional development for school staff, specifically benefitting homeless liaisons and student services staff in a school district. The module covers topics such as transportation, dispute resolution, understanding doubled up. There is a review built into the end of each situation and an option to receive an email notification upon completion of the module. NOTE: Before completing this module, it is recommended that you complete the McKinney-Vento Training Module (below).

McKinney-Vento Training Module

DPI has created a training module to support educators and staff who interact with students experiencing homelessness. The module provides in-depth professional development for school staff on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The module addresses the law’s purpose and requirements, as well as scenarios for participants to test their knowledge. There is a review built into the end of each situation and an option to receive an email notification upon completion of the module.

Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Module

The Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (UHY) module is intended for homeless liaisons and other school staff to gain an understanding of the circumstances UHY experience and the requirements under McKinney-Vento to support these students. The module covers topics such as the difference between unaccompanied youth and unaccompanied homeless youth, how to identify homeless youth, and understanding for which services UHY are eligible. There is a review built into the end of each situation and an option to receive an email notification upon completion of the module. NOTE: Before completing this module, it is recommended that you complete the McKinney-Vento Training Module (above).

Video: Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness
 

Training Resources
 

2020-21 Webinar Series
 

5. Wisconsin Technical College System and School District Partnerships
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators, Guest Presenters: Walter Lanier (MATC), Regina Rudoi (NWTC), Christina Gingle and Elizabeth Webb (Green Bay School District); February 2021

4. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and Students Experiencing Homelessness
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators, Guest Presenter: Patricia Julianelle, SchoolHouse Connection; January 2021

3.  Continuum of Care and School District Partnerships
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators, Guest Presenters: Torrie Kopp Mueller, Jani Koester, Dani Claesges, Carrie Poser, and Kelly Christianson; December 2020

2.  Enrollment and Identification of Students Experiencing Homelessness
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators, September 2020

1.  Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness During School Reopening
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators with special thanks to SchoolHouse Connection

2019-20 Webinar Series
 

4. The Role of the Homeless Liaison
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators; Lisa Dolan, Spotsylvania School District, VA; Marilyn Ward, Frederic School District, WI; May 2020

3. Anti-Human Trafficking and Students Experiencing Homelessness
DPI Presentation, UMOS Presentation, and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators, DPI School Social Work Consultant, UMOS Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator, February 2020

2. Transporting Students Experiencing Homelessness
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators, December 2019

1. Enrollment and Identification of Students Experiencing Homelessness 
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators, October 2019

Webinars/PowerPoint Presentations
 

Videos

Resources

For questions about this information, please contact our State EHCY Coordinators Kristine Nadolski at (608) 267-7338 and Karen Rice at (608) 267-1284.