Beyond Parenting: The Importance Of Being An Effective Advocate.
Published: September-October 2013
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 13, No. 4 , p. 28-29
Fostering Media Connections
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Los Angeles, CA 90014
The important role foster parents need to play in advocating for educational services for foster children is highlighted and recommendations are made for proactive interventions on behalf of the child, participating in the Individualized Education Program meetings, and contacting advocates who can advise and attend school staff meetings with parents.
child advocacy; special education; children with disabilities; teamwork; school issues; parental role; foster children; education