Register for our student homelessness training series.

In partnership with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Building Changes is excited to be offering a series of trainings for McKinney-Vento (MKV) Liaisons, school building staff, Building Points of Contact, and Community-Based Organizations across Washington State. Each training topic will be offered four times via Zoom through September 2023.

Clock hours are available! Please register using the links below or email Joey Heilman, Education Strategy Specialist at Building Changes, for more information.

Upcoming Trainings:

  • Diversion in Schools: A Snapshot #2 February 8, 2023 – 10am-12pm
    Help identify creative ways to support families in solving their own housing crises through a strengths-based approach and systems perspective.
    Register via Zoom
    For attendees seeking OSPI Clock Hours, please use this pdEnroller link to register
  • Capturing Data for McKinney-Vento Storytelling #2 February 15, 2023 – 10am-12pm
    Understand the importance of capturing both quantitative and qualitative data to tell the story of pupil services and outcomes.
    Register via Zoom
    For attendees seeking OSPI Clock Hours, please use this pdEnroller link to register
  • Navigating the Housing System #4 March 8, 2023 – 10am-12pm
    Understand the importance of capturing both quantitative and qualitative data to tell the story of pupil services and outcomes.
    Register via Zoom
    For attendees seeking OSPI Clock Hours, please use this pdEnroller link to register
  • School/Housing Community Partnerships #3* March 22, 2023 – 10am-12pm
    Work on local resource mapping, how schools can better identify and utilize community support, leveraging partner’s expertise, and how to work collaboratively.
    Register via Zoom
    The pdEnroller link is coming soon!

Training Recordings:

  • MKV Deeper Dive Into Practice #3
    Dive deeper into identified parts of the McKinney-Vento (MKV) mandate that are most challenging to achieve. Supplemental to OSPI’s annual training for districts
  • Diversion in Schools: A Snapshot
    Gain an introductory overview of Diversion and learn how this approach can be used in school districts to bring housing resources to families and students.
  • MKV Deeper Dive Into Practice
    Dive deeper into identified parts of the McKinney-Vento (MKV) mandate that are most challenging to achieve. Supplemental to OSPI’s annual training for districts.
  • Navigating the Housing System
    Learn about the role of housing authorities, low-income housing, coordinated entry, prioritization, and various types of housing support that exist in your local communities.
  • Navigating the School System
    Learn about how MKV students and families are identified, LEAs, staffing roles and mandates, goals and outcomes, and data sharing. (Target Audience: CBO Partners)
  • School/Housing Community Partnerships
    Work on local resource mapping, learn how schools can better identify and utilize community support, leveraging partner’s expertise, and how to work collaboratively.
  • Serving Specific Student and Family Populations
    Learn how to provide targeted engagement and supports to better serve students and their families who may identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA, immigrant and refugee, and those living with disabilities.

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