Webinar: The California Interactive Map
As you may know, student homelessness is a growing crisis around the country. In an effort to help shed light on this issue, we’ve created interactive maps to provide information about homelessness in specific areas. Most recently, we’ve been working on a map for California, and we want you to join us for our demo! Join our Principal Policy Analyst, Josef Kannegaard and Senior GIS Analyst, Kristen MacFarlane as they walk through the various functions of the map and discuss different ways it can be used.
- Explore data by Elementary, Secondary, and Unified LEAs.
- Look at variables such as number and percent of homeless students, doubled-up students, and children living in poverty.
- Discover McKinney-Vento subgrant status by LEA.
- Search by district or county.
- Filter by percent or number of homeless students.
As usual, we are eager to hear your feedback, so we will be ending the demo with a Q and A.
Join ICPH's Senior Policy Analyst Anna Shaw-Amoah as she takes a closer look at the mental health struggles homeless high school students face, highlighting existing social and emotional supports, and considering ways to increase access to trauma-informed services for teens.
Join ICPH principal policy analyst Jennifer Erb-Downward as she walks you through the unique needs and risks these students face, revealed in the new report, More Than a Place to Sleep: Understanding the Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students.
A quality education can be the most important tool to helping children and families lift themselves out of a recurring pattern of housing instability. To do that, however, these children must first be identified as homeless and then receive the necessary support to ensure that homelessness does not disrupt their learning.