Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 Foster Care: An Introduction ; A brief history of foster care in the United States; Foster care; Foster youth and teens; Visitations; Foster parents; Social workers; Chapter 2 Placement Disruptions; Anxiety disorders; Reactive Attachment Disorder; Depression disorders; Anger; Chapter 3 School Academic Performance and Behavior; Chapter 4 Aging Out of the System; Homelessness; Unemployment; Poverty; Criminal activity; Independent living skills; Healthcare and mental health; Pregnancies.
Chapter 5 Why Teachers, Social Workers, and Foster Parents StruggleTeachers; Social workers; Foster parents; Chapter 6 Expectations of a Foster Child While in School; Stages of reading; Behavior; Chapter 7 How Teachers Can Help; Chapter 8 How Foster Parents Can Help; Chapter 9 How Social Workers Can Help; Chapter 10 Creating a Support Team; Appendix: New Foster Student Protocol and Team Meeting Materials; Social Workers/Foster Parents/Teachers Checklist; Foster Student Support Team Meeting; Evaluation Form; References; Resources; About the Author; Index.
Helping Foster Children In School explores the challenges that foster children face in schools and offers positive and practical guidance tailored to help the parents, teachers and social workers supporting them. Children in care often perform poorly at school both in terms of their behavior and their academic performance, with many failing to complete their education. They will have often experienced trauma or neglect which can result in a number of developmental delays. By looking at why children in foster care do not perform as well as their counterparts, John DeGarmo, who has fostered mor.