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ERIC Number: EJ1149469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-2243
Students in Foster Care: Individualized School-Based Supports for Successful Lives
Neiheiser, Linda M.
School Psychology Forum, v9 n1 p21-31 Spr 2015
Foster care is a government-based, temporary system of support for children and adolescents whose biologic parents are either unwilling or unable to parent them. Variability exists with regard to the type of foster care continuity of services offered as well as to the placement homes themselves, and--of the nearly half-million youth currently served annually in the foster care system--there is a high mobility rate between homes as well as schools, leading to both academic and social-emotional gaps in skill development. These youth receive special education services at a higher rate than their non-foster care counterparts in the schools. School psychologists may provide both academic and social-emotional support for those who lack permanent families to ensure they have optimal opportunities to succeed both in school and after emancipation from the foster care system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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