This article explains the guidance provided in a recent “Dear Colleague” letter (PDF, 4 pages) issued by the Department of Education which explains how school districts can use Title I funds to help children and youth experiencing homelessness. Some examples of ways districts can use the funds are to transport homeless students to and from school, pay the salaries of staff who work with homeless youth, and to generally meet the needs of these students.
Administration for Children and Families
Family and Youth Services Bureau
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)
Department of Health and Human Services
Runaway and Homeless Youth
Resource: Family-Based Approaches to Preventing Teen Dating Violence Research
This article highlights a literature review that analyzed the research on prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes of running away from foster care, as well as the interventions implemented to stop it from happening.