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Foster Care Children

Free Therapy for Foster Youth: An Organization You Need to Know This Foster Care Month

Ryann Blackshere | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Ryann Blackshere

Kayla Kreis, at age six, was a bully. At school she had been acting out on her anger and frustration over her life's instability. She bounced around family members' homes before being adopted.

Vulnerable Children, Underperforming Schools: The Need for Cross-Agency Collaboration

Cheryl Smithgall, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Cheryl Smithgall, Ph.D.

We need strong collaborations across the child welfare and education systems, we need to reconsider the roles of these systems in working with vulnerable students, and we need policies and funding that support these collaborative efforts.

In Loco Parentis: The Foster Care and Education Systems Must Coordinate Efforts for Foster Youth Students

Alex Chivescu | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education
Alex Chivescu

As our federal lawmakers debate sweeping education reform, I would like to take a moment to highlight the importance of educational continuity for students in foster care, by offering my story as a youth who made it out in one piece.