This is a recording of the Session 3 panel in the Rising Practices & Policies in the Workforce series, entitled, “Working with Youth and Families Experiencing Homelessness and Home Security.” The panel discussion brought together speakers from across our region to examine ways in which community-based organizations, mental health systems, and school services are responding to the issues, challenges, and needs of this critical experience and offer learning for all providers.
Watch this video to hear from providers throughout our region as they look at the alarming structural issue of home insecurity and what rising practices and policies are emerging to meet the needs in our region.
The recorded session addresses the following questions:
- How might we interrupt the stigmatization of homelessness and foster safe and equitable access to mental health services that are needed because of home insecurity?
- How are school and community-based mental health partners utilizing the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and other federal funding streams to maximize the workforce’s skill and support?
- How might we increase access to school services and supports that reduce barriers to student engagement?
- How might we collaborate with services that address compounding issues (e.g., interpersonal violence, the foster system) to be innovative in our approaches?