Runaway and Homeless Youth

This brief (PDF, 8 pages) summarizes the key provisions related to the transportation of children and youth experiencing homelessness included in the McKinney-Vento Act. It suggests transportation implementation strategies at the state and local levels and recommends resources for funding transportation costs. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages).  ...
This webpage shares tools and resources that can aid caring adults in their support of young people who have lost a caregiver.
This webpage provides graphics and information about the #AskYouthChallenge. Individuals and child welfare professionals are encouraged to use the graphics to show that they are committed to listening to teens and are practicing making their voices heard in every conversation. The Ask Youth Challenge focuses on using every opportunity to ...
This factsheet (PDF, 2 pages) helps child welfare leaders, managers, data and continuous quality improvement (CQI) staff, and others understand and explain the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) statewide data indicator placement stability. This indicator measures whether children who were removed from their homes experience stability in their placement ...
This factsheet (PDF, 2 pages) helps child welfare leaders, managers, data and continuous quality improvement (CQI) staff, and others understand and explain the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) statewide data indicator reentry to foster care. This indicator measures whether children reenter foster care within 12 months of their discharge ...
This podcast episode is the first in a four-part series focusing on strategies and resources to strengthen Tribal communities’ capacity in response to the needs of runaway, missing, and trafficked Tribal Youth. Learn more. 
This document (PDF, 16 pages) highlights the work of the AMBER Alert in Indian Country program to distribute Technology Toolkits to Tribal law enforcement agencies across the country. The Briefs section provides updates on AMBER Alert and other endangered missing persons work underway across the U.S. and internationally. Learn more.  ...
This webinar discussed a pattern of children and youth sleeping in child protective services office buildings, hotels, and caseworker cars. Panelists consider how youth enter these situations in the first place, what barriers to placement exist, and how this complex issue can be solved. Learn more.  ...
This report (PDF, 30 pages) uses data from the 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health to examine the prevalence of homelessness and housing instability among LGBTQ youth and their mental health symptoms. It also examines rates of homelessness and housing instability among various subgroups within the LGBTQ community ...
This toolkit aims to help professionals working with runaway and homeless youth and domestic and sexual assault victims. The toolkit includes information and resources on the following:  Key terms and definitions  Finding common ground between services for runaway and homeless youth and victims of intimate partner violence  Sex trafficking of minors  The runaway and ...
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