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

Understanding Dropout Prevention: Strategies to Support Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness from Center for Schools & Communities on Vimeo.

This session was originally held on March 5, 2018.

Presented by Jacinda Goodwin, Program Specialist, National Center for Homeless Education at University of North Carolina, and Howard (Sandy) Addis, Executive Director, National Dropout Prevention Center.

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.

ECYEH: Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program