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Improving Education Outcomes for Children in Child Welfare

The Children’s Stability and Well-being (CSAW) study from policyLab at The children’s Hospital of Philadelphia sought to understand the educational experiences of children in child welfare.

Over a two-year period, researchers followed a cohort of children ages 5-8 years who entered a foster care placement in philadelphia between 2006 and 2008. researchers also conducted focus groups with professionals in both the education and child welfare systems.

This policyLab Evidence to Action brief details key findings from the study and highlights three opportunities for action as system leaders work to improve education outcomes for children affected by educational instability. Visit the link below to continue reading.


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Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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