If you’re scared to say the word suicide—either because you’re thinking about it, you’re worried someone you know might be considering it, or, you just don’t know how to talk about it—we want you to know it’s OK to say it. Being able to talk openly about suicide opens the door for people to get […]
Upcoming Webinar: Completing the FAFSA/CADAA: A How-To for Adult Supporters of Youth Experiencing Homelessness
Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth for this “how-to” webinar to assist those working with homeless youth to successfully complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). The webinar will review the FAFSA and CADAA, page by page, including detailed instructions on how eligible students experiencing homelessness […]
Many institutions of higher education are designating liaisons for students experiencing homelessness. Similar to their counterparts in K-12 education, homeless higher education liaisons support students by connecting them to available resources on and off campus, and by removing barriers to college retention and success. Under California’s AB 801, each post-secondary educational institution must designate a […]
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in teenagers, and deaths by suicide are on the rise in teens and young adults. Sometimes suicide can seem sudden, but in many cases there are signs and symptoms that someone is considering it. It’s important to know the signs so you or someone you know […]
Basic needs insecurity directly impacts a student’s ability to succeed in college. Basic needs services are part of the non-academic supports that contribute to the third pillar of the colleges’ Guided Pathways, Help students stay on their path (Chancellor’s Office, 2017). This toolkit is rooted in understanding and acknowledgement that helping students maximize the resources […]
This data dashboard provides insights on youth experiencing homelessness in California. It includes data about students, families, and beds dedicated to youth experiencing homelessness.
Children’s reactions to trauma can interfere considerably with learning and behavior at school. Schools serve as a critical system of support for children who have experienced trauma. Administrators, teachers, and staff can help reduce the effects of trauma on children by recognizing trauma responses, accommodating and responding to traumatized students within the classroom, and referring […]
Online resource for LGBTQ youth & families launches during holiday season – often a difficult fime for LGBTQ youth – to help decrease isolation, family rejection & mental health risks & increase well-being
This resource provides information to support youth talking about suicide with friends and peers. This fact sheet includes what you can do, action words, skills for getting help, as well as myths and facts about how to help as a peer. This resource is most helpful for youth ages 12 and older.
This resource provides information to help youth know what words to use when talking about suicide with friends and peers. This fact sheet includes when you should ask, examples of what to say, when to get help, as well as next steps. This resource is most helpful for youth ages 12 and older.