Updated: May 8
Are you a service provider? We've been gathering all the best resources for you and your colleagues and are collating them there. We can all prepare to provide the best services to the youth and clients in our lives during and through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC has all the most up-to-date federal guidance and news regarding the pandemic and the government's response.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
A clearinghouse of resources related to responding to domestic violence that you can share with other professionals or directly with youth.
National Coalition for Sexual Health
The one-stop shop for all news related to sexual health. The best way to get this is weekly to your email inbox - be sure to sign up for their newsletter!
The Human Rights Campaign
These suggestions from an LGBTQ young person includes a list of resources that can be found here.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
It is likely that child abuse is being under-reported during the COVID-19 pandemic, as youth-serving professionals are much less in contact with the young people in their programs. If you become aware of a young person in your life who may need support during this time, DFPS has a program locator you can use.
Texas Network of Youth Services
A compilation of relevant information for stakeholders, including TNOYS members, other youth service providers, and first responders, as they work to keep youth and families safe during natural disasters and emergencies.
TNOYS has compiled guidance, resources, and information to support youth service providers in responding to COVID-19. They are in regular and close communication with state leadership, as well as state and federal regulatory agencies relevant to youth services, and they will continue to update this resource center as appropriate.
More than 111,000 students in Texas schools are experiencing homelessness, and at least 15% of those are without a parent or guardian. TNOYS has compiled an up-to-date resource guide for providers navigating care to youth experiencing homelessness.
TNOYS has compiled a list of resources to support organizations in preventing, identifying, and responding to Child Sex Trafficking (CST) and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth (CSEY), and to provide youth-serving professionals information and materials to support their efforts in preventing CSEY and meeting the complex needs of survivors.
Healthy Teen Network
May is #SexEdForAll Month, and HTN has compiled a toolkit you can use with your youth and agency to get involved in this critical advocacy effort.
The Healthy Teen Network has an incredible, frequent email resource guide that includes updates on news, funding, and guidance for professionals. A must-have for youth-serving professionals.
University of Amherst
This comprehensive guide to online tools for education is a must-read for educators of all stripes!
We are proud to be a part of this incredible resource guide for all these COVID-19 responses from the San Antonio community.
The SA2020 COVID-19 data dashboard breaks down the pandemic in San Antonio across race, City Council district, zip code, age and more. It's a must-have resource!
WWU is our favorite staff resource for learning all the skills you need to successfully manage your digital footprint as an agency. These classes, webinars and articles are relevant for social media and tech professionals as well as people who are totally new to managing digital strategy.