For those recovering from a disaster, man-made or natural, immediate needs for income and housing may overshadow critical concerns about education of children and youth. However, the needs of displaced students should also be considered. This manual is designed to encourage and assist advocates working with displaced students seeking access to appropriate educational services. As… Read more »
Disaster Response 3 / Other Resources
Local, state, and federal agencies are directing disaster-related requests for food, clothing, evacuation/transportation assistance, or other immediate assistance to the organizations and agencies listed on this web page at http://www.theotx.org/local-state-federal-resources-aid-dealing-hurricane-harvey/.
Trauma is an ever-present reality in the lives of many students, especially those affected by a natural disaster of the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey. Helpful resources to address trauma in children and schools may be found at http://www.theotx.org/resource_type/trauma/.
Resources & Talking Points: Addressing Hurricane Harvey with Children & Adolescents The destruction and flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey is hard to fathom. During crises such as this, it can be difficult for children and adolescents, and for parents who are unsure how to support them. For this reason, Austin Child Guidance Center (ACGC) is… Read more »
Hurricane Harvey has affected tens of thousands of Texas students and their families. Federal and state disaster relief agencies, the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO) at the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas, and the Region 10 Education Service Center are all working together to provide students and… Read more »
The current immunization requirements give homeless or transferring students within Texas school districts a 30-day provisional enrollment period during which immunization records must be provided to their school. Under the authority of the Governor’s extension of the Hurricane Harvey disaster declaration, the DSHS has elected to suspend the 30-day requirement for displaced students having trouble… Read more »