Foster Care For Children: Information For Teachers
By Nancy McKellar, PhD
Wichita State University
Children in foster care have been removed from their biological homes to protect them and to improve their well-being. The incidence of foster care placement tripled in the last 2 decades to more than 500,000 children in 2000. A third of these children stay in foster care for more than 3 years. The median stay in large urban areas is 5 years. Yearly, more than 20,000 youth age out of foster care. Education has been found to be crucially important to the quality of adult life for individuals who have spent part of their childhood in foster care.
Read the Rest of this Article on the National Association of School Psychologists Website