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Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

Resources

National Center for Homeless Education: Unaccompanied Homeless Youth webpage

This National Center for Homeless Education webpage provides informational and practical resources on supporting unaccompanied homeless youth, including their access to education and other needed services and assistance.

SchoolHouse Connection: Unaccompanied Youth webpage

This SchoolHouse Connection webpage provides informational and practical resources on supporting unaccompanied homeless youth, including their access to education and other needed services and assistance.

Teen Health Law

TeenHealthLaw.org, a project of the National Youth Center for Law, provides information on laws impacting adolescent health care access in California. The site is designed to help health care providers and other practitioners understand the laws that impact their work with adolescents. The site’s initial focus is on answering questions related to delivery of sensitive services and care for the subgroups of youth who often face increased barriers to needed care.

Sample Materials

California Courts: Caregiver’s Authorization Affidavit

This California Courts webpage provides information about alternatives to guardianship, including through the use of California's Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit and instructions. This affidavit may be used to authorize enrollment of a minor in school and school-related medical care, and must be accepted by schools and medical facilities.