CHILDREN AND YOUTH
TAC's knowledge base includes planning and implementation of evidence-based and best practice services for children and adolescents involved with the mental health, child welfare, education, and juvenile justice systems, as well as transition-age youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
TAC's specific expertise includes:
- Developing strategic plans to guide effective implementation of services across child-serving systems.
- Consulting on the design, implementation, and management of systems of care for children with mental health and substance use challenges.
- Designing interventions to prevent and end homelessness among low-income families and unaccompanied youth.
- Developing creative financing strategies to assist in the implementation of evidence-based and best practices for multi-system involved youth, including the identification of opportunities to leverage federal financing such as Medicaid and Title IV-E.
This recently published HUD guidebook series was co-written by TAC, and is designed for Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership and other stakeholders to use as a direct, hands-on action plan in efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness.
TAC worked with HUD on these new resources to help communities apply the Housing First approach in their youth homelessness prevention efforts while increasing youth leadership: