Dr. Dalton is presenting on October 13, 2020, the first day of this three-day conference, for District foster care points of contact, homeless liaisons, child welfare agency points of contact, child welfare private providers, shelter staff, educators, school social workers, pupil services personnel, school counselors, and any other professionals working with children and youth experiencing homelessness and children and youth in foster care.
In Dr. Dalton’s session entitled, Understanding Legal Issues Associated with Educating and Supporting Unaccompanied Youth, she will provide participants with:
an overview of the legal issues associated with unaccompanied homeless youth (UHY),
the rights of UHY,
how to best support UHY in legal matters, and
the responsibilities and liabilities local education agencies have in educating and supporting this specific student population.
Dr. Dalton’s school law practice is student-specific and is geared towards ensuring larger systems address individual student needs. Because local education agencies are responsible for ensuring the educational stability of unaccompanied homeless youth (UHY), there are specific considerations and obligations that schools and communities must be aware of to ensure UHY receive the education and associated rights to which they are entitled.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Departments of Education and Human Services, 2020 Paving the Way to Educational Success Conference is a joint conference of the Pennsylvania Department of Education Programs’ Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness and Educational Stability for Youth in Foster Care.