EducationIMPROVING ^ OUTCOMES for Students in Foster Care September 2017
Texas only ***Prek-12 students in foster care and displaced by Hurricane Harvey have the educational rights for support and services under federal law, McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act.
Immediately register in any Texas public school district
See DFPS/CPS Regional Education Specialist or school district McKinney-Vento Liaison for additional information. TEA Resources for Students affected by Hurricane Harvey
Make sure students in foster care have this paperwork for school enrollment:
Form 2085 – Placement Authorization
Form 2085 – E – Designation of Education Decision-Maker
Foster parent makes special education decisions. Must complete training for certificate
Caseworkers must provide copies to school and file with court within 5 days
Immunization Record for elementary school students
All other documentation must be submitted to the school within 30 days of enrollment. See School District Foster Care Liaison for transfer of records.
CASEWORKERS – DOCUMENT Education-related information in IMPACT
Withdrawal date from previous school district, name of the school, grade, date of enrollment and ancillary services such as special education services.
Check off in IMPACT – Education Portfolio given to student
90% Rule in effect – Students must attend school 90% of the semester/year/grading period in order to receive credit or grade promotion
Schedule appointments before school, after school or on the weekends
Do not take students out of core classes. Rotate absences from art, physical education, music, theater classes
Provide student & school with EXCUSED ABSENCE LETTER
Encourage a GROWTH Mindset
Ditch a FIXED Mindset
Recognize 2 principles
o Intelligence is not fixed. Intelligence can grow.
Growth Mindset sees challenges as a chance to learn or experience more. We learn from mistakes and have another chance for a “do-over.”
Fixed Mindset says: “I can’t get this math.” Growth Mindset says: “I can’t get this math yet.”
Fixed Mindset says: “It’s good enough.”
Fixed Mindset says: “You’re so smart!”
Try this: Brush your teeth with the opposite hand. Repeat this every day for a month. Outcome: WOW! Look at your progress! It took practice and training to achieve your goal.
Mindset: The Psychology of Success by Carol S Dweck, Ph.D. TED Talks – Eduardo Briceno
TED Talks – Carol Dweck – Believing You Can Improve
Human Trafficking and Child Welfare: A Guide for Child Welfare Agencies
Explores how child welfare agencies can support children who are victims of human trafficking, as well as children who are at greater risk for future victimization. This guide provides background information about the issue, including its scope and relevant Federal legislation and initiatives, and strategies that agencies can implement to address the trafficking of children. State and local policy and program examples also are provided.
5 Essential Steps to Reducing Behaviors at School September 12, 2017 @ 12:15pm
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