Recorded Jan 26, 2023
HFT Professional Development Survey
We value your feedback!
The HFT strives to help all members acquire the skills necessary to be successful educators. This survey is designed to collect feedback on the topic areas of interest to you. The information you provide will improve our program and help us create relevant professional development sessions to meet your needs.
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AskTexasAFT app’s New Section: Educator’s Toolbox
Available in android and iphone!
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Wear Red on Wednesdays
Our spring campaign for pay raises. Wear red on Wednesdays. Take a picture and post it in our social media:
Do you need any assistance from HFT Staff Representatives?
We know this has been a challenging school year and you may need to reach out for assistance from your HFT Staff Representative. To receive assistance quickly, please make sure to call the HFT office at 713-623-8891 so your call can be logged and sent immediately to your assigned staff rep or the appropriate staff person.
Our HFT Grievance Director Sonia Gonzalez monitors all incoming case files and staff receives instant notification when your service call is logged.
AFT trauma counseling member benefit
Being an educator or a school healthcare employee can be mentally draining, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Educators and healthcare professionals want to offer compassion and empathy to students, primarily to those who have experienced trauma. However, this often causes emotional fatigue as empathizers take on the trauma of their victims. Secondary trauma may take a toll in a variety of ways, making it difficult to function both professionally and personally. AFT offers FREE Trauma Counseling for all active and on-leave members of the union. For more information, log in to your member benefit portal.