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HETAC Resources

The California Homeless Education Technical Assistance Center (HETAC) provides a variety of resources related to supporting educational access and success for California’s children and youth experiencing homelessness.

HETAC resources include

HETAC Toolkits And Other Resources

A Guide to the Homeless Liaison Role in California: Legal Guidelines and Implementation Strategies

California Early Care and Education Resource Guide (in English | en español)
(for liaisons and other service providers)
Local Early Care and Education Programs: A Resource for Families in Transition (in English | en español)
(customizable companion resource for caregivers)

National Homeless Youth Awareness Month (NHYAM) Toolkit

School-Community Partnerships Toolkit

HETAC Archived Webinars

Early Care and Education for Young Children Experiencing Homelessness

Recorded April 30, 2024
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Supporting Access to Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways for Students Experiencing Homelessness

Recorded March 31, 2024
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Expanded Graduation Options for Students Experiencing Homelessness in California

Recorded January 25, 2024
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Leadership Engagement to Improve and Strengthen McKinney-Vento Programs

Recorded December 7, 2023
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National Homeless Youth Awareness Month: Resources and Best Practices to Increase Awareness and Engagement

Recorded October 12, 2023
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Building School-Community Partnerships in Support of Children, Youth, and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Recorded May 19, 2023
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Addressing the Needs of Students Experiencing Homelessness Who Have Disabilities

Recorded April 21, 2023
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Expanded Learning Opportunities and Summer Programs for McKinney-Vento Students

Recorded March 24, 2023
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Supporting Young Children Experiencing Homelessness: Identification and Access to Early Childhood Programs

Recorded February 24, 2023
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Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Students Experiencing Homelessness

Recorded January 26, 2023
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View the San Diego Unified School District video: San Diego Schools Welcome Afghan Refugee Families

Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Youth

Recorded November 15, 2022
View the webinar recording
Download webinar handouts

Youth Engagement: Peer-to-Peer Solutions for McKinney-Vento Policies and Practices

Recorded October 26, 2022
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Visit the Center for Cities and Schools website
Access the Y-PLAN Digital Toolkit

Supporting LGBTQI+ Students Experiencing Homelessness

Recorded Aug. 12, 2022
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Download the SOGIE Handbook (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression  Affirming Approach and Expansive Practices) in English | en español

It Starts with Identification: Supporting Students with Unstable Housing

Recorded July 19, 2022
View the webinar recording
Download the webinar slide deck
Download the HETAC's Identifying Students Without Stable Housing: A Critical First Step tip sheet
Download the California Department of Education's (CDE) You Can Enroll In School poster (English)
Download translations of CDE's You Can Enroll in School poster
Download CDE's model housing questionnaire and instructions for usage

HETAC E-Newsletters

March 2024

Highlights: New HETAC resource: A Guide to the Homeless Liaison Role in California: Legal Guidelines and Implementation Strategies; California homeless education data updates; upcoming webinars and trainings; May 2024 California Statewide Homeless Education Conference registration now open

February 2024

Highlights: HETAC website user experience survey; California homeless education data updates; upcoming webinars and trainings; California Department of Education (CDE) and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) California homeless liaison survey; May 2024 California Statewide Homeless Education Conference registration opening soon

January 2024

December 2023

Highlights: New HETAC resource: Local Educational Agency Homeless Education Policies: Understanding and Implementing Federal and California LawCalifornia homeless education data updates; upcoming webinars and trainings; May 2024 California Statewide Homeless Education Conference call for presenters

November 2023

Highlights: HETAC resource: Addressing the Needs of Students Experiencing Homelessness Who Have DisabilitiesCalifornia homeless education data updates; upcoming webinars and trainings; May 2024 California Statewide Homeless Education Conference call for presenters

October 2023

Highlights: California homeless education data updates; HETAC National Homeless Youth Awareness Month resources; upcoming trainings and webinars; the California Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] Challenge; May 2024 California Statewide Homeless Education Conference save-the-date

September 2023

Highlights: New California Department of Education (CDE) housing questionnaire resources; the HETAC school-community partnerships toolkit; California homeless education data updates; upcoming trainings and webinarsMay 2024 California Statewide Homeless Education Conference save-the-date