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2018 NAEH Family and Youth Conference

By Caitlin Bayer

Each year in the spring, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) convenes the nation’s experts in ending homelessness to share information and resources on ending homelessness for families with children and youth. This year, THN was fortunate to be able to send most of the TX BoS CoC Planning team to learn and collect resources.

Staff returned energized and ready to share what they learned with the CoC. They’ve compiled the best resources they found at the conference and are pleased to share them with you all. We encourage you to click through a few of them.

Youth Homelessness

Protecting Immigrant Families

  • The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) created a toolkit to help advocates for immigrant families defend against anti-sanctuary city/community-trust proposals. It includes resources developed in both federal and state legislative battles: https://www.nilc.org/issues/immigration-enforcement/sanctuary-city-toolkit/
  • The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) developed “red cards” help people assert their rights and defend themselves: https://www.ilrc.org/red-cards
  • The Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification provides certain children who have been subject to state juvenile court proceedings related to abuse, neglect, abandonment, or a similar basis under state law the ability to seek lawful permanent residence in the United States. Learn more here: https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/sij

Partnering with Mental Health Authorities

Partnering with School and Education Liaisons

Partnering with Child Welfare Agencies and Juvenile Justice

Get even more takeaways and resources by searching #NAEH2018 on Twitter to view highlights from the conference sessions.

2018 NAEH Family and Youth Conference
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