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Professional Learning

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Check out our recorded webinars for groundbreaking and innovative intel on some of the most popular topics in homeless education.

McKinney-Vento Webinars

Back to School with McKinney-Vento 2022
Roles and Responsibilities of McKinney-Vento Liaisons
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Review the McKinney-Vento homeless Assistance Act with a focus on identification and enrollment, and learn about the various ways you will be supported in your work this year.


This webinar is focused on the McKinney-Vento District Liaison's role and responsibilities to support our children, youth and families experiencing temporary housing. 

Supporting Students in Temporary Housing-Identification & Eligibility
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This webinar will support McKinney-Vento Liaisons in the identification of students experiencing homelessness and in the determination of eligibility for services.

McKinney-Vento Act: Supporting Students with Enrollment & School Selection
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This webinar will focus on providing information on how to guide the decision of school selection when considering what is in the best interest of the child/youth.

McKinney-Vento: Supporting Young Children
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This webinar will focus on how the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act applies to young children, specifically preschoolers who experience homelessness.

The Role of Transportation Under the McKinney-Vento Act

This webinar will address the key provisions of transportation for students experiencing homelessness.

McKinney-Vento: Meeting the Needs of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

This webinar will focus on using the provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act to determine eligibility for benefits and to provide the supports that foster academic success.

McKinney-Vento: Working with Families Experiencing Homelessness

 This interactive webinar will feature scenarios and offer ways to work with parents experiencing homelessness to ensure the best educational services for their children.

Understanding the STAC-202 Policy

This webinar will focus on providing information on the STAC 202 process. Opportunities will be provided to determine whether an LEA should apply for tuition reimbursement or direct bill another school district for the cost of educating a student in temporary housing.

Preparing Students for Postsecondary Education and Completing the FAFSA

This webinar will discuss these barriers and provide strategies for helping youth experiencing homelessness prepare for and transition to post-secondary education, with particular emphasis on college preparation. Information will be provided on how to complete the FAFSA and obtain fee waivers.

Meeting the Needs of Recently Arrived Children and Youth

This webinar will focus on ways to meet the needs of recently arrived children and youth while addressing barriers to academic success.

Supporting Students in Temporary Housing with Title 1 Part A Set-Aside Funds

The webinar will provide information on the purpose of Title 1 funds and how these funds can be used to support students living in temporary housing.

Understanding the STAC-202 Process

This training is recommended for all district personnel, new or as a refresher, who are responsible for overseeing, conducting, or reporting STAC homeless placements.

 McKinney-Vento Act: Students Attending CharterSchools*
*in Rest of State, not NYC

This webinar will provide information on the provisions of the McKinney-Vento law with a focus on enrollment and transportation. (Webinar is intended for Rest of State, not NYC)

Navigating the Dispute Resolution Process

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides a provision, the dispute resolution process, to resolve these types of disagreements.

End of Year Planning for McKinney-Vento Liaisons

The webinar will also address outreach and identification efforts that can occur over the summer, summer school programming and needs assessment tools.

Trauma-Informed Support Webinar Series

Promoting Student Mental Health
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This webinar will introduce school staff to the concept of mental health as a continuum of wellness with special attention to the impact of traumatic experiences, including loss, homelessness, poverty, abuse, and neglect.

Trauma Informed Family Engagement

This webinar will explore the impact of trauma on safety and well-being and explore ways to affirm family experiences through trauma-sensitive practices.

The Intersection of Gender-Based Violence and Homelessness

This 90-minute webinar is designed to provide a fundamental knowledge base on the issue of domestic violence as it intersects with homelessness.

Mandatory McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Training

  • Under the federal McKinney-Vento Act, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), McKinney-Vento liaisons are required to participate in professional development so they can better identify and meet the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness (42 U.S.C. §§ 11432[f][6] & [g][6][A][ix]). 

  • The field memo attached titled, “MV Required Training Memo 22-23”, provides information regarding professional development and training required of McKinney-Vento liaisons to better identify and meet the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness in accordance with the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

  • Federal law also requires that McKinney-Vento liaisons ensure that local educational agency (LEA) personnel providing McKinney-Vento services (e.g., superintendents, registrars, transportation directors, CSE chairs, school counselors, school social workers, principals, Title I directors, teachers) receive professional development.

  • Liaisons can either provide such LEA personnel with training themselves or ensure that they participate in one training offered by NYS-TEACHS.

  • Questions may be directed to:

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