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Inclusive Education Project Podcast

Nov 6, 2018

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In today’s episode, we’re exploring a topic we’re going to be presenting on later this week. We’re talking about the effect of the foster care system on a child’s learning and education. Often times, foster care children move around from one home to another and that takes a toll on their learning in various ways. We discuss the potential implications and what social workers and foster parents can do to help.

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What We Discuss in This Episode:

  • What are the educational implications of moving a foster child from one home to another?
  • The interruptions and emotional trauma that is created
  • Adjusting to a new home can be an issue
  • What do social workers need to know in order to help the child and potentially advocate for them?
  • Just because a child is in foster care, doesn’t necessarily mean the foster parent holds educational rights to that child
  • The importance of knowing who holds educational rights as a parent
  • Identifying when a foster care child is having difficulty adjusting at home can help tackle potential learning difficulties at school
  • Should social workers be involved in a child’s IEP team?
  • What is CASA and how can that type of advocacy help a student?

Resources Mentioned:

Welfare and Institutions Code Section 317(e) – advocates for students in the foster care system

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Los Angeles

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