To be in compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act all staff members need to be trained on the law and their responsibilities under it. When it comes to the identification of homeless students teachers and staff play a critical role in the process. Teachers and staff see these students every day and have first hand knowledge of the students. Knowing how big of an issue homelessness is and the signs found in students will better prepare you to identify these at risk students.

Objectives 

  1. Understand the warning signs of child abuse and human trafficking;
  2. In the case of suspected child abuse, understand each educator’s role as mandated reporter and the process of making a report;
  3. Define human trafficking and the scope of the problem. Understand the components of the business and factors associated with human trafficking of minors. Have solutions to intervene and report human trafficking of minors; and
  4. Discuss the connection between school climate and safety issues.
  5. Know how to make referrals to school professionals for helping the student.

Objectives

 

  1. Understand the key changes in student behavior, appearance and performance that may be indicative of depression;
  2. Know the specific warning signs of child and adolescent depression and the warning signs for student suicide;
  3. Possess the skills to adequately identify potential cases of student depression or suspected suicidal ideation;
  4. Know how to make appropriate referrals to school and community professionals to help students.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize stigma of mental and behavioral health issues;
  2. Identify warning signs of mental and behavioral health issues;
  3. Understand warning signs of alcohol and drug-related problems;
  4. Understand the role of school professionals in identifying and referring students who may be experiencing alcohol- or drug-related problems; and
  5. Have access to local, statewide and national resources for understanding alcohol- and drug-related learning barriers.