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New Resources: July – September 2017

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Homeless Children and Youth: Indicators of Child and Youth Well-Being
This 2015 report from Child Trends explores key indicators from data collected by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, including data regarding living situation, race, age, gender, and more..
Download Homeless Children and Youth: Indicators of Child and Youth Well-Being.
Date posted: 10/16/17

Making Student Status Determinations for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Eligibility Tool for Financial Aid Administrators
This NCHE form is to be completed by a college financial aid administrator (FAA) who is evaluating a student's eligibility for independent student status. It provides guidance to assist FAAs in making a determination if a student seeking independent student status as an unaccompanied homeless youth comes to the attention of a FAA, including when a determination by a local liaison or shelter is not available.
Download Making Student Status Determinations for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Eligibility Tool for Financial Aid Administrators (for 2018-2019 FAFSA).
Date posted: 10/2/17

Pretesting a Human Trafficking Screening Tool in the Child Welfare and Runaway and Homeless Youth Systems
Despite the fact that youth involved in the child welfare (CW) and runaway and homeless youth (RHY) systems are particularly vulnerable to being trafficked, there is no consensus screening tool to identify trafficking experiences among such youth. This study from the Urban Institute, developed a Human Trafficking Screening Tool (HTST) and pretested it with 617 RHY- and CW-involved youth. This research established that the screening tool is accessible to youth and easy to administer, and that both the full-length tool and a shorter version were effective in identifying youth who are trafficking victims in RHY and CW systems, though additional research with more youth is needed.
Download Pretesting a Human Trafficking Screening Tool in the Child Welfare and Runaway and Homeless Youth Systems.
Date posted: 10/2/17

HHS Poverty Guidelines
This is the 2017 version of the federal poverty measure, published annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
View the 2017 guidelines.
View poverty guidelines from previous years.
Date posted: 9/13/17

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016
This annual U.S. Census Bureau report presents data on income, earnings, income inequality, and poverty in the United States based on information collected in recent Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Download Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016.
Date posted: 9/13/17

Newcomer Tool Kit
This tool kit from the U.S. Department of Education is designed to help elementary and secondary teachers, principals, and other school staff members support the education of immigrant students. It provides provides (1) discussion of topics relevant to understanding, supporting, and engaging newcomer students and their families; (2) tools, strategies, and examples of classroom and schoolwide practices in action, along with chapter-specific professional learning activities for use in staff meetings or professional learning communities; and (3) selected resources for further information and assistance, most of which are available online at no cost.
Download the Newcomer Tool Kit.
Date posted: 9/12/17

Portraits of Change: Aligning School and Community Resources to Reduce Chronic Absence
This September 2017 report from Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center provides a national and state analysis of how many schools face high levels of chronic absence, and discusses the implications for state and local action. The report includes examples of attendance initiatives from communities across the U.S. that show how chronic absence can be turned around, even when it reaches high levels in a school or district, or among a particular student population. It also shares how partners such as businesses, nonprofits, and local governments can team up with educators and add support and resources.
Visit Portraits of Change: Aligning School and Community Resources to Reduce Chronic Absence report webpage.
Date posted: 9/08/17

The Importance of Being in School: A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation's Public School
This report from the Everyone Graduates Center analyzes data on chronic absenteeism at the state level to begin the process of mapping its extent and characteristics. The report also highlights promising practices among cities, school districts, and nonprofit organizations to combat chronic absenteeism. The authors offer policy recommendations on tracking and reporting chronic absence data and evidence-based interventions..
Download The Importance of Being in School: A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation's Public School.
Date posted: 9/08/17

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible. As the nationís largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $500 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF scholars, alumni, and parents.
Visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website.
Date posted: 8/16/17

Coordinated Entry Processes: Building Mutual Engagement between Schools and Continuums of Care
This brief, part of NCHE's Best Practices in Interagency Collaboration series, is designed for educators and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Program recipients. It provides a brief overview of HUD coordinated entry processes, and suggests strategies for building local coordinated entry engagement and collaboration between schools and CoCs.
Download Coordinated Entry Processes: Building Mutual Engagement between Schools and Continuums of Care.
Date posted: 8/03/17

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