Ending Youth Homelessness: Preliminary Intervention Model Webinar

On March 18, 2014, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the U.S. Department of Education’s Technical Assistance Center, the National Center for Homelessness Education (NCHE), hosted the Ending Youth Homelessness: Preliminary Intervention Model Webinar.

Ending youth homelessness requires partnership and coordinated efforts in communities and at every level of government. The Federal Framework to end youth homelessness includes a Preliminary Intervention Model, designed to help communities identify the systems and capacity necessary to meet the needs of all youth experiencing homelessness.

This Model was developed with two, complementary commitments: 1) using the best available scientific evidence from research involving youth experiencing homelessness to guide the contents of the model, and 2) incorporating a risk and protective factors perspective into understanding the diversity of youth experiencing homelessness. The Model targets specific changes in the life of a young person experiencing homelessness that increase the likelihood of getting the youth to positive core outcomes.

Federal Partners:

  • Eric Grumdahl, USICH
  • Caryn Blitz, HHS ACYF
  • Todd Shenk, HUD
  • Lindsay Knotts, USICH
  • Brian Lyght, DOL
  • Diana Bowman, ED’s Technical Assistance Center, NCHE

Community Panelists: