Date: 8/23/2023, 5:30 pm—8:30 pm
County: -Training Offerings
Location: DISTANCE LEARNING
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: (916) 254-5200
Trainers will demonstrate thru power point and downloadable hand-outs: Introduction – It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that students in foster care have a meaningful opportunity to meet the challenging academic achievement standards to which all students in the state are held. Educators, social workers, probation officers, caretakers, advocates, and juvenile courts must work together to serve the educational needs of students in foster care. EC 48850.
Trainers will remind participants of these Guiding Principles – Students in foster care must have access to the same academic resources, services, and extracurricular and enrichment activities that are available to all students. All educational and school placement decisions are made by the educational rights holder in consultation with other parties, must be based on the child’s best interests and must consider, among other factors, educational stability and the least restrictive educational setting necessary to achieve academic progress. EC 48850(a)(1), 48853(h); WIC 361(a)(6), 726(c)(2).
Resource parents are expected to be an advocate for their youth’s education rights and support their educational endeavors.