Article on the Intersection of Youth Homelessness and Exploitation
On Monday, October 1, an article by the Alliance, "Preventing the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth" appeared in the Missing and Exploited Children's Program newsletter. The article covers the relationship between youth homelessness and commercial sexual exploitation and provides recommendations for reducing the risk of exploitation for youth experiencing homelessness.
Retooling Transitional Housing Webinar Now Available
The video recording of the webinar from Tuesday, October 2, titled, "Retooling Transitional Housing" is now available. The webinar discusses the process by which transitional housing providers can retool their programs to assist people in moving more quickly to permanent housing. In the webinar, Alliance staff highlight keys aspects of the planning process for retooling and provide community examples of retooled programs. The original PowerPoint file used in the webinar is also available for download.
Youth PIT Count Webinar Available
The Alliance has published on its website a video recording of the webinar from Thursday, October 4, titled, "It's a Data Driven World: Making the Most of the 2013 Youth-Inclusive PIT Count."
This webinar focuses on strategies used by three communities - Washington, DC, San Jose, CA, and southern Nevada - to assess the prevalence of youth homelessness. The webinar provided guidance on how youth providers, advocates, and others can partner with Continuums of Care (CoCs) to ensure a successful youth-inclusive Point-In-Time (PIT) count in 2013. Speakers stressed the importance of conducting an accurate PIT count to promote social policies that will end youth homelessness. Speakers also discussed how to involve youth in planning and implementing the PIT count.