Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Going Upstream on Youth Homelessness with Anne F. Farrell, Ph.D.
Thursday, November 2, 10:00-11:00 AM
Receive an overview of Chapin Hall’s public health prevention framework with specific emphasis on its applications in education, including response to intervention models, with a focus on prevention of child, youth, and family homelessness and educational disengagement. Discover an adaptation of the public health model being used by schools to go “upstream” toward early identification and intervention. Drawing on extensive experience in schools and other systems, existing research evidence, national policies, and an understanding of local and regional context, Dr. Farrell will provide participants with an overview of the Upstream model, including approaches to universal support, screening, identification, intervention, and implementation fidelity.
CALL TO ACTION: The Urgency in Identifying and Enrolling our Youngest Children Experiencing Homelessness into Quality Early Learning Programs with Amy Requa and Tracey Duarte
Wednesday, November 8, 9:00-10:30 AM
Research tells us that the stress of housing instability and homelessness leads to poor birth and health outcomes in young children that can continue throughout their lifespan. Identifying young children experiencing homelessness and enrolling them in high quality early learning programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start can help to prevent many of the health disparities associated with homelessness and negate their long-term impacts. Please join us to learn how the work of School District Homeless Liaisons can positively impact the future health and development of young children experiencing homelessness in Pennsylvania.