Thursday, January 18, 2018, 2:00PM – 3:15PM EDT
Title: Serving Native American Students Experiencing Homelessness: Cultural Competency and Practical Strategies
Description: Native youth have the lowest high school graduation rate of students across all schools. Nationally, the American Indian/Alaskan Native high school graduation rate is 69%, far below the national average of 81%. Native Americans also disproportionately experience homelessness. Current and historical trauma contributes to disproportionately high rates of poverty, domestic and other violence, and other challenges, leading to homelessness. In this webinar, experts will share their experiences and practical strategies for serving Native American students experiencing homelessness.
- Terri Masten, McKinney-Vento Liaison, Taholah School District, Quinault Indian Reservation, WA
- Karen Wilson-Morris, Parent Involvement Coordinator, Dilcon Community School, Navajo Reservation, AZ
- Patricia Julianelle, Director of Program Advancement and Legal Affairs, SchoolHouse Connection