School Counselors Resources
COVID-19 Staff Online Training Opportunities
Below is a list of training opportunities that can be completed online that meet state requirements. They are currently offered at no-cost due to COVID-19.
Trauma-Informed Care- STARR Commonwealth
The National Childhood Stress Network
Trauma Sensitive Schools
Suicide Prevention-Texas Suicide Prevention
ASK Training (State-created and SPRC approved suicide gatekeeper training)
Grief-informed Care-Coalition to Support Grieving Students
The National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network
Trust Based Relational Intervention Training
Trauma Training is being offered at no-cost (Monday, April 13 through June 30, 2020) from the Karen Purvis Institute at TCU
The information and resources below will provide held and support for students experiencing homelessness during these uncertain times.
TEA COVID-19 FAQ: Guidance for Students Experiencing Homelessness (updated April 14, 2020)
Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth COVID-19- Resource Page
COVID-19 Support: Special Populations
Supporting Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Questions to Consider
COVID-19 and Homelessness: Strategies For Schools, Early Learning Programs, and Higher Education Institutions
The site has several online resources to support counselors as they work to assist students and parents navigating through the college process. Available resources include: Grade level check lists, a guide providing information on the financial aid process, and links to several other college access resources from GenTX partners.
A chatbot, created by the The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and The University of Texas at Austin, that is available 24/7 to answer college advising questions. When students chat with ADVi, they can get answers to questions about applying to college, financial aid, the FAFSA and TASFA, scholarships, and much more.