Special Populations

Welcome School Counselors

During these trying times, it is imperative that we continue to reach and support ALL students. Our special populations often face unique barriers that can be exacerbated during these challenging times. Goals for some of these subgroups should be found in your district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Here you will find resources to help you serve the following sub groups: students with disabilities, Foster Youth, English Language Learners, Homeless, Chronic Absentees, LGBTQ Youth and Undocumented Students. 

Special Education

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The School Counselor and Students with Disabilities

*Special Needs Resources & Activities While Social Distancing

*Supporting Students with Disabilities During the COVID 19 Crisis

*How to Explain a Global Health Crisis to Children with Autism

LGBTQ

*The Trevor Project

*Human Rights Campaign

*Human Rights Campaign

*Human Rights Campaign

*Human Rights Campaign

*Human Rights Campaign

Foster Youth

*Together We Rise

*COVID-19 Resources for Foster Youth and Their Supporters

*COVID-19 Resources for Foster Youth and Their Supporters

*COVID-19 Resources for Foster Youth and Their Supporters

*COVID-19 Resources for Foster Youth and Their Supporters

*COVID-19 Resources for Foster Youth and Their Supporters

John Burton Advocates for Youth

*COVID-19 Resources for Foster Youth and Their Supporters

High School Counselor Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge Toolkit

High School Counselor Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge Toolkit

High School Counselor Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge Toolkit

High School Counselor Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge Toolkit

Kids Alliance (Los Angeles)

High School Counselor Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge Toolkit

Kids Alliance (Los Angeles)

Just In Time (San Diego)

High School Counselor Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge Toolkit

Kids Alliance (Los Angeles)

Homeless

National Center for Homeless Education:

Supporting College Transition for Homeless Youth

Supporting College Transition for Homeless Youth

Resources specific for school counselors supporting students experiencing homelessness 

Supporting College Transition for Homeless Youth

Supporting College Transition for Homeless Youth

Supporting College Transition for Homeless Youth

An excellent webinar in which participants will gain knowledge about the resources and strategies available to support homeless youth to successfully transition into higher education. 

CA Dept of Education: Homeless Education

Supporting College Transition for Homeless Youth

CA Dept of Education: Homeless Education

Provides information and resources for homeless children and youths and their right to enroll, attend, participate fully, and succeed in school.

Attendance

*Coronavirus: Resources for Educators

*Coronavirus: Resources for Educators

*Coronavirus: Resources for Educators

 Recommendations and resources from Attendance Works  

Addressing Chronic Absence

*Coronavirus: Resources for Educators

*Coronavirus: Resources for Educators

 Strategies for school sites including a tiered system of supports 

Chronic Absence Resources

*Coronavirus: Resources for Educators

Chronic Absence Resources

Tips and tools to help you address chronic absenteeism at your school 

Immigrants & Undocumented Youth

*Resources for Immigrants During the Coronavirus Crisis

*Resources for Undocumented Immigrants and their Families During COVID-19

*Resources for Undocumented Immigrants and their Families During COVID-19

 A list of national and state specific resources to support families during this difficult time from InformedImmigrant.com 

*Resources for Undocumented Immigrants and their Families During COVID-19

*Resources for Undocumented Immigrants and their Families During COVID-19

*Resources for Undocumented Immigrants and their Families During COVID-19

 My Undocumented Life has compiled a list of national and state resources and news that can help undocumented and mixed-status families during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

*COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Californians

*COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Californians

*COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Californians

Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones. The California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance has a great list of resources and flyers available in English, Spanish, and other languages. 

*Mi Familia Vota: COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

*COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Californians

*COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Californians

 Great list of multi-state economic, health, food, undocumented resources including resources in Spanish. 

English Language Learners

*Coronavirus: ELL and Multilingual Resources for Schools

*Immigrant Connections; English Learner Family Engagement During Coronavirus

*Immigrant Connections; English Learner Family Engagement During Coronavirus

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These resources can help schools and communities partner more effectively with multilingual families. 

*Immigrant Connections; English Learner Family Engagement During Coronavirus

*Immigrant Connections; English Learner Family Engagement During Coronavirus

*Immigrant Connections; English Learner Family Engagement During Coronavirus

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 The following resources (video clips, articles, etc.) are for non-English speaking parents to help them think through how they might support their child’s learning at home over the coming weeks. 

Brain POP English Language Learners

*Immigrant Connections; English Learner Family Engagement During Coronavirus

Brain POP English Language Learners

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 FREE school access during school closures with individual logins for staff and students. Movies, quizzes, games and activities for English Language Learners of all ages. Interactive features allow students to practice grammar and explore new vocabulary. Staff can access student’s saved work and monitor progress.