2022 Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program Summit
About the Summit
We are pleased to announce the third annual Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program Summit, taking place Monday, August 29th through Wednesday, August 31st in person (location TBA) and with a virtual option available!
The TEHCY Program Summit is an incredible learning opportunity for McKinney-Vento liaisons and other education professionals who are dedicated to supporting students experiencing homelessness. This year’s theme, Creating Connections, Building Bridges, will inspire attendees to strengthen school and community partnerships in order to provide the necessary reinforcements for systems that uphold student success.
The 2022 TEHCY Program Summit convenes education professionals and those who work with youth and families, including TEHCY subgrantees, ESC staff, McKinney-Vento liaisons, counselors, social workers, school and district administrators, dropout recovery, Special Education, Gifted and Talented, Career and Technical Education, Emergent Bilingual, and Migrant program staff.
As a session presenter, you will have the unique opportunity to share your expertise and build valuable connections with hundreds of education professionals and youth-serving providers from across the state. We hope you will join us! Learn more in the CFP Submission Guidance.
Call for Proposals
The following criteria guide decisions about which session proposals will be selected. Preference will be given to the following priority topics:
- McKinney-Vento Fundamentals, including identification, eligibility, enrollment, and transportation.
- Connecting Students to Community Services, including housing, wraparound, and other community providers and resources, as well as collaborating with community partners, state agencies, and other programs.
- Advancing Equity for Special Student Populations, including specific support for students who are members of typically underserved groups, and students with cross-systems involvement, as well as support for students and families experiencing homelessness in small and rural communities.
- Trauma and Resilience, including school discipline, understanding the impact of trauma on student behavior, implementing trauma-informed interventions, and supporting student mental health.
- Program Implementation, including best practices for supporting students experiencing homelessness, performing case management, and promoting academic success.
- Policy, Regulations, and Requirements, including federal and state policies and requirements that impact students experiencing homelessness.
- Youth Voice and Youth-Adult Partnership, including best practices to build trusting, equitable partnerships with youth and young adults.
The following criteria will guide decisions about which session proposals will be selected. Preference will be given to sessions that:
- Are interactive, experiential, and engaging.
- Offer opportunities for peer-based learning, problem solving, and networking.
- Equip attendees with concrete tools they can take back to their work and implement.
- Appeal to a variety of districts and charter schools and educational service centers (ESCs) including small, mid-sized, large, urban and rural districts.
- Share best practices or utilize theory, such as positive youth development, youth-adult partnerships, and integrating youth voice.
- Are data-driven, with innovative, evidence-based program models that can be replicated.
- Include presenters who have substantial relevant professional experience or relevant personal lived experience.
We will also be seeking proposals that address the full scope of homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, including housing instability, substandard housing, unaccompanied youth, and family homelessness.
The deadline to submit a session proposal is May 13th, 2022. Incomplete applications will not be considered. We plan to make all selections and notify presenters in June. Please apply below.
If you have questions about submitting a proposal, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.