Advocating for Education Success for Children in Foster Care (Chapter 24 in Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases. 3rd Ed.)
Kelly, Kristine. McNaught, Kathleen. Stotland, Janet.
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This chapter provides an overview of important laws that child advocates can use to support foster care children, and presents the Blueprint for Change that identifies eight goals to help children in care stay on track in school and improve their education outcomes. Strategies for supporting school stability and continuity are discussed, as well as special education advocacy, youth engagement, transition planning, and postsecondary supports. 120 references.
child advocacy; foster children; child welfare laws; education; school issues; special education; children with disabilities; youth engagement; independent living skills; postsecondary education; lawyers role