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Quick Tip Sheet Series

Our Quick Tip Sheets provide detailed information about the rights of students experiencing homelessness in a one-page format. Each guide is targeted to a specific school role.

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Navigating Challenging Conversations

This tip sheet from NYS-TEACHS guides the user through best practices for having conversations about housing status with families. We provide best practices for common scenarios.

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Recomendaciones Para Padres y Tutores

Si reside en una vivienda temporal, USTED TIENE DERECHOS con respecto a la educación de sus hijos
en conformidad con la Ley de educación McKinney-Vento de asistencia a personas sin hogar.

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Tip Sheet: Information Sharing and Student Privacy

NYS-TEACHS

This tip sheet from NYS-TEACHS provides information about when it is appropriate to share a student’s housing information with school/district staff. It also provides tips for “how” to share that information while still respecting the student’s privacy.

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Tips for Parents and Guardians

Read some tips and techniques to help parent and guardians living in temporary housing, YOU HAVE RIGHTS regarding the education of your children under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.

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Tips for School Nurses

School nurses often have one-on-one relationships with students and may see signs of homelessness before others. Read some tips and techniques to help in connect students to specific supports under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.

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Tips for School Secretaries and Enrollment Personnel

Read some tips and techniques for school secretaries and enrollment personnel to help students in temporary housing and their families feel safe and supported by taking immediate action in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.

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Tips for School and District Leadership

Read some tips and techniques that school and district leaders must keep in mind to create a positive school climate that is safe, supportive, and trauma-sensitive.

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Tips for Social Workers and School Counselors

Read some tips and techniques for School Social Workers and Guidance Counselors to help create a safe and supportive environment for students in temporary housing and their families .

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Tips for Teachers

Read some tips and techniques for teachers that help create a classroom environment that is safe and supportive for students in temporary housing including sensitivity to the stress and trauma that often accompanies homelessness.

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Tips for Transportation Directors

Read some tips and techniques for transportation staff including directors, dispatchers, and drivers can contribute to the success of students in temporary housing by ensuring school stability and student confidence.