Helping Homeless Students: McKinney Vento 101

Date:
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:15am
Location:
Mount Constance/Olympus Room | Building 8 Highline Community College | 2400 S 240th St | Des Moines, WA 98198

Join the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness for “Helping Homeless Students: McKinney-Vento 101” a workshop for school staff and case managers that will provide an overview of educational rights and common issues for homeless students. Presented by Katara Jordan, attorney with¬†Columbia Legal Services, this workshop will introduce the federal McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act, which promotes educational stability, school access, support for academic success, and child-centered decision-making for homeless youth, children, and families.

In addition to providing a better understanding of the law, this workshop is intended to serve as a collaborative platform between school staff and community-based case managers to work together effectively to support homeless students and their families.

By the time you leave the training, you should have both a good understanding of the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act, and valuable sources of information and professional resources to turn to within your local community, your school district, in Washington, and nationally to aid in your work to reach homeless youth at schools.

Please register on the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness website.

Special Registration Note:
This training opportunity is open to anyone who works with students who are homeless in King County public schools. However, please note that Coalition members have registration priority. They have to cap enrollment due to space limitations, in which case they may open a waiting list.