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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.

Ending Youth Homelessness: System Planning

Ending Youth Homelessness: Mainstream System Collaboration

Ending Youth Homelessness: Promising Program Models

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:

Using a Housing First Philosophy When Serving Youth

Engaging Youth in Decision Making