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Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Presented by: Pam Woods District Homeless Education Liaison Volusia County Schools.

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1 Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Presented by: Pam Woods District Homeless Education Liaison Volusia County Schools

2 Homeless Definition Students lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence

3  Think of homelessness in terms of housing instability  Families may have housing for a period of time and then lose it  Housing Instability affects academic performance  These children and youth typically perform below grade level Housing Instability

4 Rights of Homeless Children and Youth  Enroll in school without having a permanent address  Enroll and attend school while arranging for required school records or documents  Remain in the school attended before becoming homeless (called school of origin)  Attend school and participate in school programs with students who are not homeless  Receive special programs and services for which they are eligible  Receive assistance with transportation to school

5 Barriers to Learning  May not know where they will be from day to day  Lack adequate school supplies  Have no place to study or do projects  Experience multiple school placements

6 School Stability Critical to Educational Success  Students who switch schools frequently score lower on standardized tests  Mobility also hurts non-mobile students  It takes children 4-6 months to recover academically after changing schools  Students suffer psychologically, socially, and academically from high mobility and are less likely to participate in activities

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8 Focus of Volusia County Schools  Attendance  Academic achievement  School stability  Services  Community Linkages

9 For more information Pam Woods District Homeless Education Liaison Volusia County Schools (386) ext or 50395


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