DissertationElementary School Supports and Services to Increase the Academic Achievement of Students in Foster Care: A Qualitative Interview StudyZavalza, OmarThere is a significant achievement gap for students in foster care, evidenced by low academic performance, high rates of absenteeism and disciplinary referrals, and an overrepresentation in special education programs. Research indicates that the diffi . . .
Masters ThesisNo foster child left behind: an analysis of the impact of California's Fostering Connections to Success Act of 2010 in Kern CountyGutierrez, RubiIn the United States there are over 500,000 children in foster care. The state of California ranks among the highest in the nation with approximately 100,000 foster children --children of all ages, backgrounds and varying needs that have been removed . . .
Masters Thesis“I am not just a former foster child, I am a survivor”: former foster youth’s experiences and perceptions on the foster care systemFigueroa, EvelinMore and more children continue to enter the foster care system daily. With more children entering California state care, we are seeing an increase in adolescents aging out of care and being released into adulthood with minimal resources and skills. R . . .
Masters ThesisA multi-pronged strategy to effectively deal with group home runaways: stabilizing living conditionsContreras, Guadalupe C.The issues associated with the foster care system are not a recent phenomenon. In fact, society has been dealing with such issues for at least a century. In the early 1900’s, children became orphans or lived in the streets and were in need of a safe h . . .