Summarizes focus groups with young people in eight drop-in centers and youth shelters in New York City. These discussions centered on how experiences of homelessness, and the issues accompanying it, impact young people’s ability to enter and complete a postsecondary pathway of their choosing — whether entering college, a high-quality job training program, or a meaningful career path.
Summarizes how the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has helped to change America. Discusses the many ways in which VAWA has increased accountability and access to services and has reached underserved communities, and provides details from over 100 programs throughout the country that VAWA has helped to inspire and support.
Presents Social Marketing as a way of generating schools’ interest in making school climate improvements and recommends strategies for developing a campaign that is appealing and impactful. Includes audience insights, innovative approaches, and strategies to deliver the message.
Identifies communities of practice as a means to sustain positive results after successfully implementing a strategy for improving learning conditions. Describes how communities of practice function and why they are successful, and, provides real life examples.
Introduces the concept of school climate, providing a description of its variables and a picture of its history. Compares national, regional, and local school climate monitoring in terms of advantages and disadvantages and what types of conclusions can be drawn from each. Presents examples of monitoring from schools in Israel and U.S. Military Schools.
Introduces Social and Emotional Learning as well as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and demonstrates their effectiveness in building student academic and life skills. Presents theories, research, and practices that can be used to integrate these practices into school settings.
Presents evidence and logic for school climate’s positive correlation with academic achievement. Examines evidence for and describes characteristics of the school climate variables of “Safety”, “Support, Care, and Connections”, “Challenge and Engagement”, and “Social Emotional Competency”.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Provides website visitors with ways they can join the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), the National Center for Housing & Child Welfare (NCHCW), the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), and Covenant House in the Home for the Holidays campaign. This campaign helps communities develop a plan for assisting vulnerable youth with housing over breaks.