Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, and Education Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address hot topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next Lessons from the Field webinar, Supporting the Unique Needs Students Who Have Run Away or Are Homeless.
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
In recognition of National Runaway Prevention Month, please join the U.S. Department of Education, the National Center on Homeless Education, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for this timely webinar focused on what school personnel can do to identify and support students who have left home (often called runaway) or are homeless. Our subject matter experts discussed the Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs and the National Runaway Safeline, including the services these organizations can provide to students. Our panelists shared information on how schools can identify and engage young people who have left home or who are unstably housed or homeless and provide information about services schools can provide both to prevent and intervene in the family issues that sometimes result in a student leaving home or experiencing homelessness. At the end of the presentation and panel discussion, speakers responded to questions from the audience.
- Bryan Williams, Director, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
- Ana Cody, Senior Advisor, Human Trafficking and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Associate Commissioner, Family and Youth Services Bureau, HHS
- Megan Johnson, Program Specialist, National Center for Homeless Education
- Michael Ferguson, Director of Quality Assurance, Evaluation and Training, Kids in Crisis, CT
- Suzanne Brown Koroshetz, Board Member, Kids in Crisis, past principal Brien McMahon High School and Stamford High School, CT
- Sparky Harlan, Chief Executive Officer, Bill Wilson Center, CA
- Chandra Martin, Auxiliary Programs Manager-Federal Programs, Little Rock School District, AR
- Example MOU - Bill Wilson Center and School District
- Example Independent Contractor Agreement- Bill Wilson Center
Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of students and staff.
More on the Lessons from the Field Webinar Series
To access archived materials from previous webinars and to find out what is coming next, go here.