Alliance Online News: Conference Registration Rate Increases June 25

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Newsletters | June 19, 2012

June 19, 2012    

ISSUES  \|  POLICY  \|  SOLUTIONS  \|  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Anna Blasco

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Conference Registration Rate Increases June 25

On Monday, June 25 at 10 a.m. ET the regular conference registration rate will increase from $525 to $675. Please note that discounted tickets to the Alliance's 22nd Annual Awards Ceremony are available to conference registrants when purchased online with registration for the conference. The National Conference on Ending Homelessness will be held at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel in Washington, DC from July 16 until July 18, 2012.

If you need to cancel your registration, please note all cancellations must be received in writing on or prior to Wednesday, June 27 in order to only incur a $100 processing fee and $25 cancellation. After June 27, no refunds for cancellations will be granted. Please send conference cancellation requests to Jennifer Olney, Development and Administrative Associate.

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Hill Update


Senate Appropriations Committee Passes HHS Funding Bill
Last Thursday, June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education released and voted on its fiscal year (FY) 2013 draft appropriations bill. The bill included the following proposed spending levels:
  • $115 million for Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Programs within HHS, which represents flat funding from FY 2012 and is level with the Administration's proposal;
  • $75 million for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Homeless Services within HHS, which represents flat funding from FY 2012;
  • $65 million for Education for Homeless Children and Youth programs within the Department of Education, which represents flat funding from FY 2012;
  • $65 million for Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness in HHS, which represents flat funding from FY 2012; and
  • $38 million for the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program within the Department of Labor, which also represents flat funding from FY 2012.
The House Appropriations Committee has not yet scheduled a markup of its Labor, HHS, Education funding bill for FY 2013, though it is likely to do so in the coming weeks. For more information on the Senate's bill, please click here. For a full list of programs and their proposed funding levels, please see the Alliance's comprehensive chart.

Youth Homelessness Congressional Briefing
Today, June 19, The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is scheduled to hold a congressional briefing entitled "Voices of Youth - A Discussion on Homelessness." The briefing will include a conversation among past and present homeless youth on an array of issues. The briefing, open to the public, will be held in room 430 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 3 pm.

Slides from Webinar on Family Intervention Online

As part of Family Reunification Month, the Alliance hosted a webinar on family intervention that discussed the importance of family intervention and other practices used to reunify and connect homeless youth with their parents, as well as the Support to Reunite, Involve, and Value Each Other (STRIVE) model. The webinar featured the Alliance's Andre Wade, Tania Pryce of Youth Services of Tulsa, and Dr. Norweeta Milburn of UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Slides from the webinar are available below.

USICH Released Framework on Ending Youth Homelessness

On Tuesday, June 12 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted a U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USHICH) meeting where a framework to end youth homelessness was released. The Council invited experts in the field, including President and CEO of the Alliance Nan Roman, CEO of Lighthouse Youth Services Bob Mecum, and State Coordinator for the McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth program at the Colorado Department of Education Dana Scott, to provide recommendations.

The framework includes a new, preliminary intervention model that builds on knowledge of effective, research-based interventions for each subgroup of youth. The intervention model presents a way to consider an individual youth's risk and protective factors to tailor interventions expressly aimed at influencing core outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness (stable housing, permanent connections, social-emotional well-being, education and employment). The premise of the model is that interventions that reduce risk factors and increase protective factors will lead to these improved outcomes.
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