Young People and Homelessness
Policy Considerations for Schools
In 2021 the Australian College of Educators, Flinders University College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, and the Commissioner for Children and Young People are hosting a series of Youth Policy Forums on issues impacting young people’s engagement with education. Each forum will focus on a different issue including mental health, legal issues, homelessness and transitions to employment.
The second Policy Forum is Young People and Homelessness – Policy Considerations for Schools.
As the numbers of homeless families increase, it is time to look at the impact of this on children and young people and explore how this is playing out in schools and the support available to keep homeless students connected to school and learning.
You will hear from our Key Note Speaker David Pearson, CEO of Australian Alliance to End Homelessness. Followed by Q&A with a stakeholder panel including:
Moderated by the Commissioner for Children and YoungPeople Helen Connolly.
Designed for a broad audience of educators, youth workers, policy makers, researchers, advocates and service providers, the Forums will examine critical issues faced by young people and how we can work together to respond to the challenges.
When: Wednesday, June 2
Time: 5pm to 6.30pm – Registration from 4.30pm for a 5pm start
Location: Flinders at Victoria Square, 182 Victoria Square
Light refreshments will be provided free of charge courtesy of the SA Credit Union, from 4:40pm for a 5:00pm start