Public Policy Development in Health and Human Services

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Public Policy Development in Health and Human Services

By | April 2007
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The organization of LAF recognizes the importance of ensuring access of education to homeless children and youth. Our organization will develop a ten-year program to ensure the partnership and development for those that experience homelessness so that their children will not be excluded from education. This program will provides federal support to ensure that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate, public education (including public preschool) provided to other Texas children, with the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and student performance standards. The program requires the removal of barriers to the enrollment, attendance and success of homeless children and youth in school. Technical assistance and support to local education agencies will be provided for the implementation of the provisions, Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act. According Texas Homeless Assistance Act, a homeless person is an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth who are: sharing a house due to loss of permanent housing, economic hardship or similar reason; who are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing; who are living in emergency or transitional housing; are abandoned in a hospital and/or are awaiting foster care placement (this includes children and youth who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodations; who live in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing bus or train stations and migratory students meeting the descriptions above.( The LAF wants to address this problem because this could be the start to end homelessness. Today in the world if you want to be able to live, have a home, buy food, it all start with getting an...

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