For the almost 500,000 children and youth in foster care in the United States, a quality education is vitally important. It not only provides children with a roadmap for future success, it can also serve as a positive counterweight to abuse, neglect, separation and instability.
Produced by the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education, this brochure identifies key resources and tools to increase understanding and provide ways to advocate for positive educational outcomes for children and youth in foster care.
The brochure is designed for anyone who is helping to make decisions about a child's educational future, including:
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs)
- Guardian Ad Litems (GALs)
- Child welfare practitioners and administrators
- Foster parents and kinship caregivers
- Parents or other family members
- Youth themselves