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This website provides users with a searchable database of legal and policy resources and houses announcements of events and newly developed information. The Web site contains three significant components to assist anyone who is interested in legal issues surrounding education of children and youth in care: a Resource Clearinghouse, a National Foster Care/Education Listserv, and Topical Conference Calls.
Research on foster and probation youth, including their educational performance and long-term outcomes.
Timely and useful data about children in the California Child Welfare System.
Current information about AB 490, AB 408, and other key legislation affecting foster youth in California, as well as current initiatives and training materials.
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Common Good Forecaster: Exploring the Impact of Education in Your Community is an online database created and developed by United Way and the American Human Development Project
This interactive site allows the user to see how differing levels of education (less than high school, high school, some college , college graduate and more) impacts other areas of well being, including health (life expectancy in years, low birth weight, obesity and homicide rate), financial stability (poverty, median personal earnings, unemployment), civic participation (voter turnout) and more. Data can be manipulated for each state and for states' counties.
The mission of Foster Care Alumni of America is to connect the alumni community and to transform policy and practice, ensuring opportunity for people in and from foster care.
Living Advantage, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by Bernice W. Clay to carry out her mission to help underprivileged youth in areas of special education, severe emotional and behavioral problems, and speech impediments.
Federal and state laws mandate that a child receiving special education programs and services be represented by a parent who is recognized as an equal member of the team that develops the child's Individualized Education Program (IEP.) This prepublication release of the revised manual to train surrogate parents to serve as child representatives in California Special Education provides information to local education agencies (LEAs), Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs), parent and family centers, and volunteers who are willing to serve as surrogates on when and how a surrogate parent may be appointed.
Research on children ages birth to 3 years, public policy initiatives, and training materials.