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What is Foster Care

Developing, Delivering, and Sustaining School Counseling Practices Through a Culturally Affirming Lens
A government system that works with children that have been removed from the families and placed in kinship placement, residential, group homes, or therapeutic homes.
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Foster Care Transition Considerations for School Counselors
Notashia P. Crenshaw-Williams (Austin Peay State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9514-5.ch012
Although school counselors have the ability to directly impact the academic, social/emotional, and career development of students, they may be unfamiliar with the unique experiences and educational barriers of foster care youth. School counselors must be knowledgeable about the unique challenges faced by students in foster care in order to be transformational leaders. This chapter presents background information about the foster care system, addresses considerations for students transitioning through and out of foster care, highlights transition pathways, and explores implications for school counselors working with this population.
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