National Resource Center for Child Welfare Data & Technology A Service of the Children's Bureau & Member of the T/TA Network

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This webinar was held on August 21, 2012.

The Fostering Connections Act (P.L. 110-351) is a comprehensive law aimed at improving life for youth in care and promoting permanent family connections. Among other important provisions, the Act requires child welfare agencies to create “a plan for ensuring the educational stability of the child while in foster care.” In the next scheduled Open Webinar, we invite you to participate in the discussion about educational stability for foster children.

Child Welfare and Education departments typically have completely separate data systems, it has been difficult to analyze educational outcomes specifically for foster youth. We were fortunate to hear from two jurisdictions who are pioneering efforts in this area. Richard Foltz from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Samantha Murphy and Emily Kulick from Allegheny County Department of Human Services presented.

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