Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:00PM EDT
Title: Addressing the Legal Needs of Students Experiencing Homelessness
[Presented in partnership with The American Bar Association]
This free CLE will explore the importance of eliminating barriers and expanding access to legal services for this vulnerable population, highlight the need for collaborating and coordinating with school officials and other education advocates, and discuss the role attorneys can play in supporting this work.
The program will include policy updates, and will touch on screening for legal needs with respect to access to education, public benefits, housing, transportation, after-school activities, and other school-related matters. It will also discuss the importance of trauma-informed legal services and ways to get involved and engage others through different forms of advocacy, including pro bono support, direct representation, and “Know Your Rights” seminars.
- Casey Trupin, Director, Youth Homelessness, Raikes Foundation [Moderator]
- Patricia Julianelle, Director of Program Advancement and Legal Affairs, Schoolhouse Connection
- Michael Santos, Registered Legal Services Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00PM EDT
Title: Part II: Family Homelessness: Partnerships and Policies that Enhance Supports for Infants, Toddlers and their Families
[Presented in partnership with ZERO TO THREE]
This webinar will focus on the challenges and opportunities of structuring systems that address the multiple, complex service needs of infants, toddlers and families experiencing homelessness. Presenters will describe cross-sector collaboration that promotes wholistic supports for families, share policies and best practice guidance connecting pediatric, early childhood and housing services, and suggest ways to align policies and eliminate barriers that silo service needs of pregnant and parenting youth.
- Grace Whitney, Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, SchoolHouse Connection