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Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Training Resources

DPI McKinney-Vento Training Module

DPI has created a training module to support educators and staff who interact with homeless students. The module provides in-depth professional development for school staff on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and serve to help grow an understanding of law’s purpose and requirements as well as to address each component of the law and provide a scenario 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 each module. The module also provide resources for staff supporting students experiencing homelessness.

Training Resources

 

 

Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Fall Webinar, 2017

Local Educational Agency (LEA) Assessment

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The McKinney-Vento Compliance Review LEA Assessment is a tool developed by DPI for LEA use. The purpose of this assessment is to allow an LEA to evaluate the current state of its homeless education program. Along with a more comprehensive needs assessment an LEA can more effectively coordinate efforts to address barriers to the academic success of children and youth experiencing homelessness. 

Consider answering the following questions in conjunction with the LEA Assessment: 
What does your LEA do well?
What opportunities do you see for your LEA to create awareness of the educational rights of students experiencing homelessness?
What opportunities do you see for your LEA to create awareness of the challenges facing students experiencing homelessness?
What barriers do you see that your LEA could eliminate?
What collaborative partnerships could be expanded or reinforced?

Wisconsin Homeless Resources

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Listed below are state-wide organizations that provide resources that can assist district staff in helping families, children, and youth in their communities.

  • ACCESS
    Wisconsin Department of Health Services website. ACCESS is an internet tool. It can help individuals see if they or a family member might be eligible to receive benefits, such as: Food Share; Medicaid; Badger Care Plus; Senior Care; WIC – Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children; Free/Reduced-Price School Meals; Summer Food Service Program; The Emergency Food Assistance Program and tax credits.
     
  • Wisconsin Association for Homeless and Runaway Services (WAHRS)
     
  • Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
     
  • Wisconsin's Continuum of Care Organizations
    • Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County
      Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County is a partnership of agencies, funders, advocates, and formerly homeless persons committed to preventing and ending homelessness.
       
    • Milwaukee Continuum of Care
      The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Continuum of Care’s mission is to organize people and resources to end homelessness in Milwaukee.The Milwaukee Continuum of Care covers the City of Milwaukee, City of West Allis, City of Wauwatosa and the remainder of Milwaukee County.
       
    • The Continuum of Care for the City and County of Racine, U.A.
      The Continuum of Care for the City and County of Racine, U.A. (CoC) is an unincorporated association of nonprofit agencies, government, and other stakeholders working to prevent and end homelessness in Racine County, Wisconsin. The goal of the CoC is to prevent and end homelessness in Racine County.
       
    • Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care (WIBOSCOC)
      The Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care (WIBOSCOC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving all the counties in Wisconsin, except Dane, Milwaukee, and Racine. Membership is comprised of agencies who serve, support, and care about those experiencing homelessness.
       
  • National Runaway Safeline (800) 786-2929

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