(May 2016) Useful to Parent Centers when working with homeless youth, their families, and surrogate parents.

Each  year, between 1.5 and 1.6 million youth run away from home or are forced out of their homes  by  their  parents. While  many  of  these  youth  return  home  quickly,  others  remain separated  from  their  families  and  live in  homeless  situations. Every local educational   agency (LEA) has a designated homeless liaison, with the responsibility  to  identify  homeless  students and  ensure  they  can  enroll  in  school  and  receive appropriate services and  supports. This document from NASDSE and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) provides information on the rights of homeless youth who may need special education services or who are already receiving special education services.

View the document at https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/SpecialEducation/SecondaryTransition/Documents/uhysurrogateparents.pdf. (PDF,682 KB)