Professional Development

Join Us for a Spring Speaker Series Event: Self-Care, Compassion, and Connection

You are invited to attend our special Spring Speaker Series virtual event focusing on self-care, compassion, and connection. The series includes special guests from Pennsylvania and throughout the United States who will infuse inspirational storytelling and professional insights that will highlight resources, strategies, and tools to expand upon your services and support to students and families experiencing housing instabilities. This series is brought to you by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) program.

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Recorded Webinars

Understanding Dropout Prevention: Strategies to Support Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Dropping out of school is often a process of disengagement that occurs over time. The complexity of this process points to the need for systemic solutions that address root causes, necessitating changes in the way we “do” school. Over a million children and youth in the U.S. have been identified as homeless, a traumatic circumstance that can place them at greater risk for low achievement and school dropout. These students present their own specific challenges that schools and the greater community must be aware of and address in order for our children and youth to be educationally stable, successful and fully prepared for college, career or civic life. Attend this webinar to explore the challenges faced by students experiencing homelessness, and how we as educators and agency personnel can have a positive impact on their success.

 

College and Career Counseling for Students Experiencing Homelessness

The webinar will provide information about the new McKinney-Vento requirements for counselors and liaisons related to supporting the career and college readiness of secondary students experiencing homelessness. Dr. Havlik will discuss the challenges that these students face becoming career and college ready and provide specific strategies to enhance their career and college counseling preparation.