Back to School Resource Round-up for Youth Services Providers


In preparation for back to school, many youth and family services providers are making plans to ensure that remote learning runs smoothly, that youth stay healthy, and that they are connected to resources for academic success. 

TNOYS is compiling relevant information for stakeholders, including TNOYS members and other first responders, as they work to assist youth with back-to-school challenges amid COVID-19. We will be updating this post with more information as it becomes available, including information from youth-service providers on how they are navigating back-to-school.

Resource Pages

Texas Education Agency

Texas Education Agency has released information and resources on education, nutrition, and similar topics related to children and schools. Many of these resources address the needs of vulnerable student populations, including youth experiencing homelessness.

View select resources below, and check back regularly for updates:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many resource pages from the CDC offer helpful guidance for assisting youth in coping with stress and helping them learn from home. The CDC also offers guidance for shared housing situations and guidance to help direct services providers keep themselves and their clients safe.

SchoolHouse Connection

SchoolHouse Connection has published many helpful pages that address challenges experienced by youth experiencing homelessness, or those in the foster care system, and youth experiencing homelessness.

American Youth Policy Forum

These resources include an information hub that organizes relevant resources by youth population, and the American Enterprise Institute’s blueprint for back-to-school.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The Child Traumatic Stress Network has released several resources to help children and youth cope, including many strategies to help with the back-to-school transition.

National Alliance to End Homelessness

The National Alliance to End Homelessness recently released a comprehensive document on how homeless assistance providers and system leaders can help the children and youth in their programs continue to progress academically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the complete guidance here.


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