Homeless Youth Awareness Workshop. Welcome: Dr. Glenn Pelecky, Mississippi Bend AEA, Chief Administrator Cindy Swanson, MSW, MA Mississippi Bend AEA, Head of Professional Development Ellen Reilly, MA Davenport Community Schools, Homeless Education Liaison. Homeless Youth Simulation.
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Dr. Glenn Pelecky,
Mississippi Bend AEA, Chief Administrator
Cindy Swanson, MSW, MA
Mississippi Bend AEA, Head of Professional Development
Ellen Reilly, MA
Davenport Community Schools, Homeless Education Liaison
Music played today:Homeless, Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Long Walk to Freedom, Heads Up Africa Series, Gallo Music International, 2006
Homeless Youth Simulation
A day in the life of a homeless teenager….
Can YOU do it?
This info is indicated ON YOUR BIO.
Quad Cities Homeless Youth Needs Assessment Summary(A copy of the summary is in your folder on the right side)
Thank you to the following organizations for their successful partnership in completing this work:
YWCA of Rock Island
St. Ambrose University School of Social Work
Community Foundation of the Greater River Bend
Presented by : Adam McCormick, St. Ambrose
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act
Effective Education for Homeless Children and Youth
Homeless Youth Awareness Workshop
Presented by Ellen Reilly
Homeless Education Liaison for Davenport Community Schools
PowerPoint adapted from the State of Vermont and modified for this presentation
A homeless student is an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
A homeless Unaccompanied Youth is:
Students are still considered homeless even if their parents say that they can return home. (Often times older students are trying to escape from an abusive situation)
A student may be homeless as a result of eviction,
economic hardship, divorce, illness, natural disaster,
domestic violence or other reasons and may be living in:
This is not a perfect process. It is a difficult issue for some to talk
about and ask for help. For others, they are in dire need and seek out
assistance or ask for a referral. There are a variety of ways that the
schools may find out a student is experiencing homelessness.
Regardless, once a student is identified as homeless:
registration, but remember to use discretion and respect the family and their privacy.
Posters with information for homeless youth and families
Once a student is identified as homeless, school food service may not:
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ellen Reilly at 563-336-3832 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A 20/20 (YouTube version) clip on homeless students will be shown starting at 12:15pm.
Maggie Tinsman will start promptly at 12:30pm.
Music played today: Homeless, Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Long Walk to Freedom, Heads Up Africa Series, Gallo Music International, 2006
The cardboard cutouts represent “lost children” who age out of the foster care system and fall through the cracks. They were specially delivered through the efforts of Marty McLaughlin from the Foster Care and Adoptive Parents Association and CASA in Waterloo, IA. Thanks Marty!!!!