FosterEd Arizona, in partnership with Fostering Advocates Arizona, released the Arizona Foster Care Education Toolkit. This comprehensive guide includes information on laws, policies, best practices and stories that lift up the distinct needs and supports available to students in foster care. The toolkit is designed to assist adult allies who are working with children and youth in foster care with information, best practices, and tips and tools for engaging and supporting students in reaching their educational goals. The content and design of this toolkit was informed by professionals in the field, working with children and youth in foster care and alumni of the Arizona foster care system, who have knowledge and life experience with what is needed for success.
The toolkit features sections on:
- Guaranteeing an education
- Improving and supporting school stability
- Identifying special needs
- Creating the right school environment
- Graduating and success beyond
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