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Professional Development Opportunities

Many professional organizations with national reach host informative and engaging live webinars. 

Click on the links below to find the session right for you.

Not able to participate in a live webinar?
There are many taped sessions you can enjoy on your time, at your convenience. 

Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness
Enhance your knowledge around family homelessness and the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act's definition of homeless as it refers to children and youth. This interactive learning series is intended for professionals in Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care, including early childhood and school-age child care providers, CCDF Lead Agency or designated entity staff, and other key stakeholders. Learn how to identify families experiencing homelessness, conduct community outreach, and much more.
Presenter:  US Department of Health and Human Services
Length: 8 Modules; 4Hrs.

Understanding Doubled-Up
Description: In this interactive webinar, participants join presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) in an exploration of the issue of doubling-up. Doubled-up is the informal wording used to describe a concept included in the McKinney-Vento Act's definition of homeless. It refers to shared living arrangements, some of which may be considered homeless, while others may not be, depending on various factors. Participants explore some of these factors in greater detail and ask questions about concepts covered throughout the session. 
Presenters: NCHE Staff
Length: 43 minutes

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Viewers can hope to gain a better understanding of:

  • Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees
  • College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth
  • Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid
  • Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college

Presenters: NCHE Staff
Length: 1 hour