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A Roadmap for Learning: Improving Educational Outcomes in Foster Care

January 15, 2014

A Road Map for Learning is a guide for everyone working towards successful educational outcomes for youth in foster care or out-of-home care. The book provides a framework for achieving collaboration across the federal, state, and local legal, educational, and child welfare systems. Emphasizing the needs of K–12 students, it contains resources for parents, caregivers, teachers, and child welfare professionals.
Improving Educational Continuity and School Stability for Children in Out-of-Home Care

January 15, 2014

In a breakthrough series collaborative (BSC), teams from state, county, and tribally administered child welfare agencies come together to conduct small-scale practice changes that are rapidly tested and disseminated, and that can lead to dramatic system-wide improvements in a short time. Pioneered in the health care arena, the BSC methodology is new to the field of child welfare but shows significant promise for bridging the gaps between best practices and actual practice.
It’s My Life: Employment

January 15, 2014

Career and employment success for young people from foster care is part of a journey connecting parents, caregivers, friends, mentors, advocates, communities, schools, and employers. Specific tools and strategies can help. This practical, concise handbook is intended for child welfare professionals and others responsible for helping young people prepare for transition to adulthood and the workplace. It provides benchmarks for career exploration (by age group) and techniques for job seeking and lets young people describe their successes in their own words.
Supporting Success: Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Students from Foster Care (2.0)

January 15, 2014

College provides an opportunity for young people to secure good jobs, advance in their careers, achieve economic independence and build important social networks. For youth from foster care, college can mean freedom from their past and the ability to choose a future rich with possibilities.