This section describes five categories of open questions and issues for discussion at the roundtable meeting.
Federal legislation ensures homeless children’s access to school, and federal funding has been made available to schools that serve homeless children. The goal is to keep a child’s education as stable as possible despite residential instability.
Homeless Children: Update on Research, Policy, Programs, and Opportunities. IV-A. Access to health and mental health care
Access to health insurance is an important step in securing health care for homeless children. Medicaid is the primary source of health insurance for homeless children (National Center on Family Homelessness, 2009 p.43). Medicaid is health insurance for children and adults who meet the financial and general eligibility requirements. Eligibility de
Nine studies reviewed by Buckner (2005, 2008) examined attendance, achievement, and other academic outcomes for homeless children using a variety of measures (Table 2 Part D). All but one study found homeless children worse off than general population samples; and six of seven studies found them worse off than housed children. The one study that f
Evidence is surfacing that the current economic and foreclosure crisis has led to an increase in the number of homeless children. We know from prior research that family homelessness is more sensitive to economic cycles than individual homelessness (Culhane et al., 2003).
Homeless Children: Update on Research, Policy, Programs, and Opportunities. Children in families meeting the ED definition of homelessness
Data on the numbers of children and youth who are enrolled in school and homeless under the ED definition are collected by State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) under the Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program and collated by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) (2009). In the 2007–08
This paper provides an update on the research, policy, laws, and funding for programs and services for children who are homeless in the United States. Education, health, and mental health for homeless children are examined. “Homeless children” here refers to minor children accompanying their parent(s)/guardian(s) during a homeless episode. Una
Since May 2009, the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), which administers Medicaid and CHIP, has partnered with the Division of Taxation to implement ELE. The state income tax form includes a box that families can check to indicate whether dependents under age 19 have health insurance. The Division of Taxation provides tax return data t
Care in Center programs can be provided in a variety of physical locations such as public and private schools, public buildings, places of worship, and in buildings designed primarily for providing care services to children. The NHES showed that when children received care at centers, urban and rural children received this care in similar types
This section presents findings from the 2005 NHES, ECPP by comparing the characteristics of child care and early education arrangements of children under age 6 that have not yet enrolled in kindergarten in urban and rural areas. Care arrangements that did not occur at least once a week were excluded.  Many of the figures in this section pr
This section reviews the results of several research studies.
Strategies for Measuring the Quality of Psychotherapy: A White Paper to Inform Measure Development and Implementation. A. Measures Based on Claims
Measures based on claims would be limited to: (1) assessing whether consumers with an indicated need for treatment (that is, those with a specific diagnosis) receive any psychotherapy; and (2) counting the number of visits over a specific period of time. 1. Advantages
Strategies for Measuring the Quality of Psychotherapy: A White Paper to Inform Measure Development and Implementation
Various types of psychotherapy can benefit people who experience depression, anxiety, and other common mental disorders. However, the extent to which these psychotherapies are available and delivered effectively is largely unknown. In the context of health care reforms that encourage performance measurement, a strong set of measures focused on psy
Examination of Clinical Trial Costs and Barriers for Drug Development. 4.8 Barriers at Academic Institutions
There are cases in which drug sponsors might find it appealing or necessary to use academic institutions as trial sites. For instance, sponsors might seek to employ key opinion leaders who are affiliated with a particular institution, or they may be studying a very specialized disease area for which patients can only be found in sufficient numbers
Roundtable on Homeless Children - Discussion Synthesis. Appendix C. Selected Federal Programs That Assist Homeless Children and Their Families
Selected Federal Programs That Assist Homeless Children and Their Families Program Agency/ Department Who is Eligible Eligibility Service(s) McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
9:00 – 9:20 Welcome David R. Harris Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy
Non-Federal Participants Ben Allen National Head Start Association Alexandria, VA Jean Beil Catholic Charities USA Alexandria, VA Kelly Bovio Horizons for Homeless Children Roxbury, MA Diana Bowman National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE Greensboro, NC John Buckner Children's Hospital Boston Harvard Medical School Bos
There are currently numerous collaborations among Federal agencies that serve homeless children, most notably those between HHS and HUD, and the USICH’s new Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. However, discussion at the Roundtable identified areas of fragmentation in the service delivery system that require additional collabo
Definitions of homelessness. One issue frequently raised by Roundtable participants was the differing definitions of homelessness for families and children used by Federal agencies, particularly those used by HUD and the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Differing definitions can impact the ability to coordinate services (where eligibility var
Research has shown that homeless families are heterogeneous in terms of their needs, their pathways into homelessness and their experience of it. They are typically from a larger population of poor families, where housing is precarious. Homelessness in families is largely a temporary state, which is encouraging, but memories of experiences in shel