Foster Care & 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. See below for recommended resources and information to help you get started.  Additional information and resources will be added and available in the future.

Texas Foster Care & Student Success Resource Guide - New

Talking to Foster Youth about School - New

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 increase awareness about students in foster care.
Endless Dreams, Casey Family Programs (introductory video for educators, 15:05 min)
Confronting Stereotypes of Youth in Foster Care, Catholic Family Center (addressing 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 (documentary of youth who age-out of foster care, 2 part-video, 10:11 min, 11:47 min)
Part 1 - (10:11 min)
Part 2 - (11:47 min)



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