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Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Training Resources

For a complete list of all training opportunities offered for the 2021-22 school year, please click here.

DPI Training Modules

 

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).

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 (above).

Video: Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness
 

Training Resources
 

2021-22 Webinar Series
 

5. Supporting Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
Presentation and Webinar; to view procedural documents shared during the webinar, see the EHCY Guidance page under UHY
DPI State Homeless Coordinator, Guest Presenters from School District of Marshfield and Milwaukee Public Schools; April 2022 

4. Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) conversation and information. 
Carrie Poser, Director of WI Balance of State COC; March 2022
This session provided information on the YHDP, a $7 million HUD-funded grant to support youth experiencing homelessness across Wisconsin. The presentation slides cover the YHDP requirements, plan, and status of planning throughout the state. The YHDP Key Contacts List contains contact information for individuals leading planning in local communities. Please reach out to the coalition leader in your area to get involved in planning. 

3. Awarding Partial Credits to Students Students Experiencing Homelessness
Presentation, Webinar, Recommendations Document
DPI State Homeless Coordinator, Guest Presenters from DPI Partial Credits Workgroup; February 2022

2. Policies, Procedures and Dispute Resolution relating to Students Experiencing Homelessness
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators, Guest Presenters from Ashwaubenon School District and Racine Unified School District; November 2021

1. Identification, Training and Outreach to Students Experiencing Homelessness
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators; Guest Presenters from Madison Metropolitan School District; September 2021

2020-21 Webinar Series
 

6. Title I, Part A Homeless Reservation  
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators, Guest Presenters from Appleton Area School District, Barron Area School District, and Kenosha Unified School District; May 2021

5. Wisconsin Technical College System and School District Partnerships
Presentation and Webinar
DPI State Homeless Coordinators, Guest Presenters: Walter Lanier (MATC), Regina Rudoi (NWTC), Green Bay Area Public 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 (COVID-19 Related)
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, December 2019
Presentation and Webinar

1. Enrollment and Identification of Students Experiencing Homelessness,October 2019 
Presentation and Webinar

Webinars/PowerPoint Presentations
 

Videos

Resources

For questions about this information, contact Kristine Nadolski (608) 267-7338