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ERIC Number: ED574574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
What Relief Agencies Should Know about the Educational Rights of Children and Youth Displaced by Disaster. Connecting Schools and Displaced Students Brief Series
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
After disasters, displaced families long to return to a sense of normalcy. As such, reconnecting children and youth to school is especially important during this time. By providing the structure of the educational setting, schools can help children and youth overcome the trauma of a disaster and regain their academic and social stability. Once children and youth are in school safely, parents have the peace of mind and freedom to focus on other post-disaster details to help their families recover. This brief is directed towards relief agencies. Relief agencies play a critical role in connecting families, children, and youth who have been displaced by disasters to needed services, including enabling children and youth to continue their education. By understanding the educational services and supports that are available to homeless children and youth under federal law, relief agencies will be able to coordinate more effectively with schools and school districts (know as local educational agencies or LEAs) after a disaster occurs in their community. A list of National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) resources, federal resources, and other resources is included.
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge Street 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27435. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Healthy Students (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987