Assuring Positive Educational Experiences
For Children in Out-of-home Care
Thanks for helping us test the Passports program. To help us assess the effectiveness of this resource, please take a pre-assessment here.
When you have completed the pre-test, you will not be given your score or the correct answers. However, at the end of the second module, “The Child Welfare System,” you will be given a post-test. After you’ve completed the post-test, you will get feedback on your answers and the correct answers.
Education is extremely important to a child's life. The majority of any child's time is spent in school, in extracurricular activities and in preparing for school.
But children in out-of-home care struggle to succeed. The combination of obstacles these students face is unique to them, and studies have consistently shown achievement gaps between children in out-of-home care and the general population.
Schools, child welfare agencies and the courts all have a role in creating a path for these children. This course will show you what it means to be a child in out-of-home care, and how you as a teacher or school staff member can help these children excel in school.
Use the audio player below to listen to a poem - a personal experience shared by a young woman who was in out-of-home care as a student. You will have a chance to hear voices like this throughout the course. You can also view a transcript of this poem below.
“I Am From...”
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