(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)