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Three Unaccompanied Youth Toolkits are available for three distinct audiences:
These toolkits were developed by Patricia Julianelle, legal counsel for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), and are posted with permission. Click on the title above to access the toolkits.
THEO has developed many PowerPoint presentations, including this basic overview presentation. Please feel free to modify this for your use. Additional PowerPoint presentations on other subjects useful for training will be added here as they are developed. Feel free to contact the THEO staff for availability of other presentations that may be helpful to you.
This manual is published by THEO, and shares perspectives and successful practices on educating children and youth in highly mobile and homeless situations gained from over 12 years of experience with the McKinney-Vento Act and from working with over 50 LEA grantees. Cllick on the title above to download the file.
This is a self-assessment tool that schools can use to determine the adequacy of their current services to students in homeless situations. Click on the title above to download the guide.
The Kids Without Homes Toolkit was developed to raise awareness about homelessness and to provide compliance training for the McKinney-Vento Act. This toolkit was developed by the Region 12 Education Service Center in collaboration with Region 10 Education Service Center and the THEO office.
The Kids Without Homes Toolkit consists of several parts:
This is a comprehensive document for local school district personnel. It includes basic information on the McKinney-Vento Law, and forms and suggestions form implementing its provisions at the district and campus level.
Developed by the Region 13 Education Service Center, this manual helps school districts train volunteers to assist in the process of reviewing Student Residency Questionnaires and getting students referred to appropriate services.
This training manual assists schools and shelters in providing literacy intervention through the use of trained tutors based on research-proven strategies and methods. To view and download the files, click on each title below.
This resource is a comprehensive guide to the education of children and youth in homeless situations. It includes sections on identifying and recognizing barriers and creating success. There is also a list of further resources and an appendix with guides to laws and resources for campuses.