Title

Improving Education Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care

First Presenter's Institution

Office of the Child Advocate

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 1 (Ballroom B)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

Youth in foster care have significantly worse educational outcomes than most of their peers. This session will provide an overview of how trauma impacts learning, the importance of focusing on the educational needs of such youth, and will highlight innovative practices to reverse poor educational outcomes of youth in foster care.

Summary

Youth in foster care have significantly worse educational outcomes than most of their peers. This session will provide an overview of how trauma impacts learning, the importance of focusing on the educational needs of such youth, and will highlight innovative practices to reverse poor educational outcomes of youth in foster care.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Eliza Hirst is a Deputy Child Advocate with Delaware’s Office of the Child Advocate. In that position, she has represented children in dependency/neglect proceedings since 2010. In addition to direct representation, Eliza is currently partnering with Casey Family Programs and local school districts to increase education supports and opportunities for youth in foster care. She also provides systemic advocacy, training, and advice on child welfare matters, education, and disability issues at the local and national level. Eliza has published articles in many journals including articles in the American Bar Association Child Law Practice, and the Juvenile and Family Court Journal.

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-4-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

3-4-2019 11:45 AM

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Mar 4th, 10:30 AM Mar 4th, 11:45 AM

Improving Education Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care

Session 1 (Ballroom B)

Youth in foster care have significantly worse educational outcomes than most of their peers. This session will provide an overview of how trauma impacts learning, the importance of focusing on the educational needs of such youth, and will highlight innovative practices to reverse poor educational outcomes of youth in foster care.