Welcome to the website of the National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE (NCHE). NCHE is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance and information center in the area of homeless education. For assistance with homeless education issues, contact the NCHE helpline at 1-800-308-2145 (toll-free) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students
Homelessness is a devastating circumstance for any child or youth, but for youth on their own, the stresses of homelessness are multiplied. This brief describes the challenges unaccompanied homeless youth face, explains key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act, and suggests proven strategies from across the country for supporting the educational success of this vulnerable population.
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Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness under Title I, Part A
This brief is designed for staff of homeless assistance programs and members of Continuums of Care (CoCs) funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as well as for State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons who operate under the guidance of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). It provides basic information to help homeless service providers and homeless education staff understand each other’s role in supporting children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness, and offers tools to enhance collaboration among agencies.
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NCHE Abstract Bibliography of Homeless Education Resources: 2012
The bibliography, compiled annually by the National Center for Homeless Education, is intended to inform, educate, and empower those who serve at-risk children, youth, and families, especially those who are homeless and/or highly mobile. This edition includes items published in 2012 that are listed topically for easy reference. The list is not exhaustive but does represent a cross-section of materials available.
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Research Summary: Resilience and At-risk Children and Youth
This NCHE publication provides an overview of research on resilience as it relates to counteracting risk in at-risk children and youth, including children and youth experiencing homelessness. The concept of resilience has
received increased attention recently in a growing body of literature that has reported not only the
psychological and academic impacts of homelessness, but also has highlighted ways to strengthen the resilience of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
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