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School Counselor Support for Students Experiencing Homelessness

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NCHE Resources

College and Career Counseling for Students Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices for Secondary School Counselors
The McKinney-Vento Act requires school counselors to support students experiencing homelessness in their college and career readiness. In order to equip school counselors to meet this requirement and to contribute to the overall success of students experiencing homelessness, this research summary provides an overview of the research, issues, and practices related to secondary school counselors’ roles in supporting students experiencing homelessness in their postsecondary planning.
Download College and Career Counseling for Students Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices for Secondary School Counselors.


Other Resources

Unaccompanied Youth Toolkit for High School Counselors and McKinney-Vento Liaisons
This toolkit from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) provides school counselors, local liaisons, and other educators with useful information and tools to support unaccompanied youth.
Visit the Unaccompanied Youth Toolkit for High School Counselors and McKinney-Vento Liaisons webpage.

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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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