Foster Care and Student Success - Information and Resources

There are many helpful resources and information to help you understand and best support the educational success of students in foster care. Review the recommended resources and information to get started.

TEA Graduation Program Toolkit (HB 5) - New

PEIMS 2014-15, Supplemental Guidance - New

Texas Foster Care & Student Success Resource Guide

Talking to Foster Youth about School

Education is the Lifeline for Students in Foster Care

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Transitional Living Services - Revised Dec. 2013

What Teachers and Educators Can Do to Help Youth In Foster Care

Supporting Students in Foster Care

It’s My Life: Post Secondary and Education Guide

Questions and Answers: Credit Transfer & School Completion

McKinney Vento/Homeless Liaison & Foster/Substitute Care Brief

Beyond the Basics: How Extracurricular Activities Can Benefit Foster Youth

Fostering Connections - National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections  

The Legal Center for Foster Care and Education

Children's Commision - Texas Blueprint Website


These videos are excellent resources to use in trainings and to increase awareness about students in foster care.

Endless Dreams, Casey Family Programs is an introductory video for educators, 15:05 min.

Confronting Stereotypes of Youth in Foster Care, Catholic Family Center addresses school related stereotypes, 11:44 min.

Culture of Foster Care Postcard Slide Show, Foster Care Alumni of America (foster care alumni insight about foster care 10:23 min.

Aging Out, PBS Documentary, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities: this two-part documentary profiles youth who age-out of foster care.
Part 1 - 10:11 min.
Part 2 - 11:47 min.