Families and their children who experience homelessness face a host of challenges and often have difficulty accessing the right services.
This webinar will focus on raising home visitor awareness of the policies and rights of infants, toddlers and families experiencing homelessness. Participants will learn about an innovative Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) demonstration project in Chicago. Listeners will also have an opportunity to hear from a St. Louis based, MIECHV home visitor, discuss the challenges and practical tips for working with for families experiencing homelessness.
The audience also will learn ideas for supporting policies that eliminate barriers and provide greater access to services to support pregnant and parenting youth. Additional learning resources will be identified for the field.
Featuring Patricia Julianelle, Director of Program Advancement and Legal Affairs at SchoolHouse Connection, Shawanda Jennings, Program Specialist, Illinois Birth to Three Institute, Ounce of Prevention Fund, and Tara Ervin a PAT MIECHV home visitor in St. Louis, Missouri. The host of the webinar is Lisa Foehner, Director of Advocacy at Parents as Teachers National Center.