Ready to Succeed: Changing Systems to Give California’s Foster Children the Opportunities They Deserve to Be Ready for and Succeed in School
A California collaboration among representatives of the child welfare and public education fields as well as former foster youth, policymakers, legal system representatives, researchers, health-care providers, and advocates has produced a report identifying ways to reverse systemic failings in education that create an achievement gap for foster care students. The report includes recommendations and implementation strategies to connect agencies, groups, or individuals that might not otherwise come together to help the State's 74,000 children and youth in foster care.
PATH/Wisconsin-Bremer Project: Preventing Placement Disruptions in Foster Care, by Annette Semanchin Jones and Susan J. Wells
A recent study out of the University of Minnesota used an extensive literature review to identify evidence-based practices for preventing placement disruptions in foster care. Two broad topic areas came to light: (1) identifying risk and protective factors for placement stability and (2) implementing practices to prevent disruptions.
Educational Stability for Children in Out-of-Home Care - March 15, 2006