ERIC Number: ED499420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 48
A Look at Child Welfare from a Homeless Education Perspective
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Although navigating the child welfare system can be daunting for those working in the field of homeless education, local liaisons and others must determine whether children in the child welfare system are eligible for McKinney-Vento services and collaborate with child welfare staff. This document provides an overview of the U.S. child welfare system, the challenges children in care face, and practices to ensure their educational best interest.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Child Welfare, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Cooperation, Educational Practices, Caseworkers, Child Advocacy, Foster Care, Records (Forms)
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge Street 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27403. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.serve.org/nche
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education, Greensboro, NC.