Sponsored by the School-Based Health Alliance in partnership with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
March 10, 2016 | 1-2 p.m. CST
According to the U.S. Department of Education, 1.36 million youth experiencing homelessness attended public schools in 2013-14. These young people face significant risks of diseases, injuries, and developmental delays with potentially lifelong consequences. Moreover, engaging them in services can be difficult for a variety of legal, psychological, and practical reasons. To minimize the risks faced by these young people, improve their health status, and help them avoid a lifetime of homelessness, Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) and other service providers have developed various strategies for engaging such youth in systems of care. It is imperative that administrators, clinicians, and support staff engage youth and provide services and care in a trauma-informed manner. Featuring Council Project Manager Juli Hishida, this webinar will focus on trauma and trauma-informed practices for youth experiencing homelessness, providing resources and information for all levels of health center staff.
- Erica Torres, PsyD, Director, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Center for the Vulnerable Child, Oakland, CA
- Juli Hishida, MS, Project Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Nashville, TN
For more information about youth homelessness, view the Council’s Children, Youth, & Families page.