advocacy

/Tag: advocacy

Policy Alert: Trauma and the Health Consequences of Family Separation on Immigrant Children

Over the last year, the National Network to End Family Homelessness has shared a variety of tools, tips, and information on trauma, it’s mental health consequences, and ways for child, youth, and family providers to respond. Part of being trauma-informed involves understanding how structural and social realities impact the mental health and well-being of those [...]

By |2018-10-17T10:37:40+00:00October 17th, 2018|Policy Alerts|0 Comments

Get the Facts about the Homeless Children and Youth Act

GET THE FACTS about the HCYA The Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA) was informed by the experiences of direct service providers and families and youth who experience homelessness. It was developed with bipartisan Congressional support to compel the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to respond to the growing crisis of millions [...]

By |2018-09-18T10:18:25+00:00September 18th, 2018|Policy Alerts|0 Comments

The Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA): Assessing Vulnerability

In January, The National Network to End Family Homelessness highlighted how the HCYA aligns the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) definition of homelessness with provider experience, data, and research. We also looked at how the HCYA impacts your work as a provider[1]. This month, we focus on the issue of vulnerability and [...]

By |2018-05-14T14:22:24+00:00May 14th, 2018|Policy Alerts|0 Comments

HCYA

    The Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA) of 2017 Last week, we sent out information about how the HCYA aligns HUD’s definition with provider experience, data, and research. In this brief, we look more closely at how HYCA impacts your work as a provider. HYCA: A More Accurate Definition of Homelessness HUD’s current [...]

By |2018-04-03T14:25:59+00:00March 28th, 2018|Policy Alerts|0 Comments

Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA) of 2017

    Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA) of 2017 This brief takes an introductory look at the Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2017 (HCYA), focusing on how the legislation aligns HUD’s definition of homelessness with the experience of families. Next week, we’ll send a second brief with more details of how the HCYA would [...]

By |2018-04-10T22:50:42+00:00March 28th, 2018|Policy Alerts|0 Comments

Bassuk Center Examines NYC Family Shelters

Our new report, Aced Out in Tier II Shelters, discusses the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which significantly increase rates of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, alcohol and drug use, and suicide. The report reviews conditions in New York City’s large family shelters (Tier II shelters) and concludes that shelter conditions are harming children by compounding [...]

By |2018-04-10T23:22:45+00:00March 28th, 2018|Advocacy, Policy Alerts|0 Comments