Educational Experiences of Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare: 2nd in a series of policy briefs. Youth with disabilities are overrepresented in the population of youth in the child welfare system. It is well documented that young people in foster care are at a disadvantage in their educational experiences, due both to their past experiences with physical and emotional trauma, as well as to challenges in both the child welfare and educational systems. Placement changes lead to high rates of academic mobility, which leads to disruption in the school routine and relationships with teachers, other students, and school personnel. This Policy Brief describes three issues and offers solutions with references to relevant studies.

●   Isolation in Special Education Settings for Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care

●   Education Mobility & Attendance

●   Graduation and Drop-Out Rates

Link to pdf Policy Brief

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