Foster Care & Student Success - Information and Resources
There are many resources and information to help you understand and support the educational success of students in foster care. Review the recommended resources and information to get started.
- Student in Foster Care Educational Best-Interest Factors
- Individual Transportation Plan Template for Students in Foster Care
Information Sharing Between Child Welfare and Schools: Maintaining Privacy and Promoting Educational Success (PDF)
Transition Planning Guide for Students in Foster Care Receiving Special Education Services (PDF)
ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) Foster Care, Preliminary Implementation Q & A (PDF)
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Transitional Living Services - Revised Dec. 2013 (outside source)
Children's Commission - Texas Blueprint Website (outside source)
These videos are excellent resources to use in trainings and to increase awareness about students in foster care.
Endless Dreams, Casey Family Programs (YouTube) is an introductory video for educators, 15:05 min.
Confronting Stereotypes of Youth in Foster Care (outside source), Catholic Family Center addresses school related stereotypes, 11:44 min.
Culture of Foster Care Postcard Slide Show (outside source), Foster Care Alumni of America (foster care alumni insight about foster care 10:23 min.
Foster Care & Student Success