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ERIC Number: EJ1125687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Supporting Students in Foster Care
Palmieri, Lauren E.; La Salle, Tamika P.
Psychology in the Schools, v54 n2 p117-126 Feb 2017
Students living in foster care are at risk for experiencing many challenges in school, spanning domains of social-emotional, behavioral, and academic functioning. They are twice as likely to be absent from school and to have received and out-of-school suspension and up to three and a half times more likely to receive special education services. Therefore, it is important for schools to recognize and respond to the unique needs of students in foster care to provide the necessary resources for school success. When working with students in foster care, school psychologists should be equipped to support the success of these students by determining what the needs of students in foster care are, and how to meet identified needs. The current paper will discuss the education-related vulnerabilities and presenting problems for children in foster care and outline social-emotional, behavioral, and academic supports that school psychologists can offer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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