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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Resources

NEA is committed to continuing to protect our Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students and immigrant families, as we provide safety to some fleeing violence, persecution and instability. Understandably a lot of fear and confusion over what a Trump Presidency might mean for immigrants' rights.

MALDEF has prepared an Immigrants’ Rights Frequently Asked Questions for Students, Educators and Social Service Providers that includes how to report a situation that may be potential for litigation::

United We Dream offers tools and resources for its affiliates and supporters, to help with your advocacy and direct service work. Know the 5 Important Things You Need To Know About DACA During a Trump Presidency. Download your Deportation Defense Card at Protect Yourself and Your Family from Immigration Raids.

See below for more information for students, educators, and social service providers. Please direct friends and families here for resources!

Mental Health Resources


  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, confidential, 24/7 support for people in distress, as well as provides crisis resources and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline: SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
  • Veterans Crisis Line: Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders. Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, or text 838255.

Treatment Locators

  • SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator: SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems. Visit
  • HRSA Find a Health Center App: HRSA Find a Health Center App helps find federally-funded health centers that care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Visit

Civil Rights Resources

U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR): OCR works to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. is a one-stop resource in English and Spanish for identifying, preventing, and resolving issues of bullying for community members and educators.
Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service (CRS): CRS acts as a “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. CRS works with police chiefs, mayors, school administrators, other local and state authorities, community-based organizations, and civil and human rights groups.

FBI’s Civil Rights Program: The FBI investigates hundreds of cases every year and works to detect and deter further incidents through law enforcement training, public outreach, and partnerships with community groups.

Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL): CRCL supports the Department of Homeland Security's mission to secure the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality under the law.

Sample resolution and district policy that can be used as a template or guidance for local school districts to create their own Safe Zones resolutions.


Learn more about the work of educator activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education:


Brochure: Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships (PDF)

Brochure en espanol: Minority Community Organizing and Partnerships (PDF)

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