TIC (October, 2017)

TIC and Our Homeless Students – Source:

As we go through our school days, we often have concerns about the children in our care. Do they feel okay? Is something bothering them? Is everything okay at home? Sometimes things are not okay. Below is some key information to help us identify kids who do not have a stable place to live.

Who are homeless students? Includes:

  • children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals
  • children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces
  • migratory children

Fact:  Homelessness creates significant educational barriers for students. …..continue reading