RHY Resources

Partnering with Youth to Develop and Foster a Sustainable Support System

RHYTTAC staff held a workshop at the 2014 Pathways to Independence Conference about working with youth to develop and maintain a support system. In this resource document, you will find supplemental information about finding and documenting support systems for young people as well as information about wraparound services.


Innovative Independent Living Skill Resource

From the July 24, 2014, Talk It Out Thursday conversation, here is a list of some Independent Living Skill curriculums and websites that offer other information. It is not a comprehensive list, just a few from the conversation.


National Center for Homeless Education Resources

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) has a wealth of resources for service providers around McKinney-Vento legislation, state coordinators, accessing higher education and so forth - which are listed below. RHYTTAC has another resource that links to the complete McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which can be accessed here.

In January of 2014, RHYTTAC facilitated a webinar that is available through eLearning entitled: "McKinney-Vento and RHYA Programs: Partners for Student Success" The following is a brief description of the webinar:

Christina Endres and Jan Moore from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) will join us for a webinar entitled McKinney-Vento and RHYA Programs: Partners for Student Success. Christina and Jan will highlight parts of the McKinney-Vento Act that impact RHYA programs, offer suggestions for collaborating with school districts to better serve runaway and homeless youth, and describe NCHE resources and services


List of all state coordinators: http://center.serve.org/nche/states/state_resources.php.

What Service Providers Should Know (brief summarizing main points of Mckinney-Vento): http://center.serve.org/nche/downloads/briefs/service_providers.pdf

Access to Higher Education: http://center.serve.org/nche/ibt/higher_ed.php

Scholarships for Higher Education: http://center.serve.org/nche/ibt/scholarships.php

Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: http://center.serve.org/nche/ibt/sc_youth.php

NCHE Resource by Topic page: http://center.serve.org/nche/ibt/ibt.php


Talk It Out Thursday (TIOT) call resources from June 19th, 2014

Here are the website resources for promoting youth safety online, RHYTTAC encourages you to check them out and see how they can support you in the work you do with young people:

The first three are programs developed out of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

www.take25.org - Take 25 is a campaign created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that asks families, educators, law-enforcement officers and trusted adults to take 25 minutes to talk to children about safety. Created in honor of National Missing Children’s Day which is annually recognized on May 25th, Take 25 helps educate communities on safety risks and ways to better protect the children in their lives. During the months of April and May, communities are invited to join NCMEC in this grassroots effort by promoting ongoing safety conversations between children and their families.


www.netsmartz.org - NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.


www.nsteens.org - Through animated videos, short films, games, and interactive comics, NSTeens teaches tweens and teens about making safer choices online. Teaching materials are available for intermediate, middle school, and high school educators so they can bring these engaging lessons right into the classroom. All resources on NSTeens.org are available free of charge.


The following is an article on bullying and cyberbullying resources from SafeKids.com:



More online resources from KidsHealth:



Connect the Dots

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a great resource for grantees.

Here is a little about the CSSP:

  • Promotes public policies that strengthen families and protect and lift children from poverty
  • Mobilizes a national network to promote optimal development of young children and to prevent child abuse
  • Helps child welfare and other public human services systems improve their work and achieve race equity for children and families in their care
  • Provides tools and resources so community leaders, schools and other health and human service agencies can help parents secure jobs and achieve economic stability and ensure that young children are healthy and succeed in school
  • Empowers  community residents to be effective consumers of public and private services, securing better goods and services for themselves and their neighborhoods
  • Joins with international organizations to share innovations and knowledge
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