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Human Trafficking Awareness for the General Public
This free 1-hour online course from Stanford University Online provides basic training on human trafficking, aiming to educate people on how to spot it and what to do about it in their own communities. The training covers the definition of human trafficking, its prevalence, and the places and industries in which it occurs. It examine whom it affects and the techniques used to force people into trafficking and hold them there. The training assumes no prior knowledge of human trafficking.
Visit the Human Trafficking Awareness for the General Public training webpage.
Date posted: 4/27/17

Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) State Plans
The CCDBG Act requires states to submit plans that serve as the application for CCDF funds by providing a description of, and assurance about, the grantee’s child care program and all services available to eligible families. This webpage from the Administration on Children at Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides access to approved state CCDF plans for the FY-2016-2018 period, effective from June 1, 2016, through September 30, 2018.
Visit the Approved CCDF Plans (FY 2016-2018) webpage.
Download CCDF State Plan Excerpts from: Section 3.2.2. Improving Access to High Quality Child Care for Homeless Families.
Date posted: 4/27/17

AB 1806: Pupil Services - Homeless Children or Youth (CA state law)
This 2014 California state law requires school districts to provide school transition and graduation assistance for students experiencing homelessness through the awarding of partial or full credit.
View the California: AB 1806 law.
Date posted: 4/20/17

SB 1494: Relating to the Educational Needs of Homeless Students (TX state law)
This 2015 Texas state law requires school districts to provide school transition and graduation assistance for students experiencing homelessness or in foster care through the awarding of partial or full credit.
View the Texas: SB 1494 law.
Date posted: 4/20/17

SB 5241: Educational Success of Youth Who are Homeless or in Foster Care (WA state law)
This 2017 Washington state law requires school districts to implement policies and procedures that eliminate barriers and facilitate the on-time grade level progression and graduation of students who are homeless or in foster care. Required procedures include the addressing of credit accrual through the awarding of partial or full credit.
Download the Washington: SB 5241 law.
Date posted: 4/20/17

Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth
This website details findings from two groundbreaking studies of Covenant House youth by The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Loyola University Modern Slavery Research Project. The studies drew on interviews with 911 homeless youth across 13 cities, including 12 cities where homeless young people accessed services through Covenant House between February 2014 and March 2017. Results reveal that nearly one-fifth of these youth were victims of human trafficking, including those trafficked for sex, labor, or both.
Visit the Labor and Sex Trafficking Among Homeless Youth webpage.
Date posted: 4/18/17

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