How educators can support homeless youth
Provide Stability and Support to Students Experiencing Homelessness
Students experiencing homelessness may find regular school attendance difficult. Yet school could be the only place of stability in a child’s life, and teachers can play a critical role in the lives of students who are homeless.
If you have students in your class who you think may be experiencing homelessness, here are some strategies for providing support.
See “Tips for Supporting Homeless Youth” [pdf]
True Stories by Teens & Resources
“Growing Up Homeless”
Daren writes about moving in and out of homelessness for most of her teen life. She struggles to keep up her grades amid an unstable, chaotic life in shelters.
“Living in Shelter”
During the five years that Amya lived in four shelters, she relied on reading and writing to soothe her and help her survive the extreme insecurity of homelessness.
Build Positive Learning Environments
Using Real Teen-Written Stories
Curriculum Programs for Grades 6-12
Professional Development for adults who work with youth
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