3.5 Exploring Child Welfare Agencies’ Role in Ending Youth Homelessness

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Conference Presentation | July 23, 2013

Files: Reducing the Risk of Homelessness among Youth Aging Out of Care by Amy Dworsky (PDF | 87 KB | 14 slides) Investing in Transition Age Foster Youth to Prevent Homelessness: The Massachusetts Model by Angelo McClain (PDF | 672 KB | 16 slides) Exploring Child Welfare Agencies’ Role in Ending Youth Homelessness by Deanne Pearn (PDF | 333 KB | 12 slides) Exploring Child Welfare Agencies’ Role in Ending Youth Homelessness by Catherine Heath (PDF | 1.26 MB | 8 slides)

Extending foster care, improving discharges from care, and helping homeless youth reconnect to family are among the many ways child welfare agencies can help young people avoid or escape homelessness. This workshop will explore the connection between foster care and youth homelessness, and highlight promising practices.

  • Amy Dworsky, Chapin Hall Center for Children, Chicago, IL
  • Catherine Heath, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC (Moderator)
  • Deanne Pearn, First Place for Youth, Oakland, CA
  • Angelo McClain, National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC