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About Us

Education Services is part of the Permanency and Practice Support Division.

DCS-involved youth experience multiple risk factors that may keep them from succeeding in school. DCS is responsible for promoting education stability for youth in care and for incorporating strategies to improve educational outcomes. The Education Services Director and our team of Education Liaisons provide expertise to case managers, families, students, and schools to ensure the education needs of youth in care are met. As former teachers, administrators, and school social workers, they are a vital resource for parents/caregivers, schools, and DCS staff as we work together to champion student success.

Meet your DCS Education Liaison and local ESSA Point of Contact: Click here to view our coverage map or click here to read our staff bios.

Click here to view a full list of the consultative services provided

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Education Resource Tools

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Program Background

Resources

Post-Secondary Resources

FosterMore - https://fostermore.org/

Foster Coalition - https://www.fostercoalition.com/college-scholarships-foster-youth

Bullying Prevention

3 Effective Research-based Bullying Intervention Programs

Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices

Trauma-Informed Care

Echo Parenting - Trauma Informed vs Non-Trauma Informed Graphic (PDF)

Australian Childhood Foundation

Professional Community

Resources for Educators

  • Making SPACE for Learning
  • Children Feel and Be Safe Poster
  • Safe and Secure
  • Fostering Hope Foster Training – Worker Resource

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Trauma Informed Care Resources linked below by role in children’s lives:

Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI)

Helping Traumatized Children Learn Vol 1

Helping Traumatized Children Learn Vol 2

5 Core Ideas of Helping Traumatized Children Learn Vol 1 & 2 – YouTube Video

Truancy

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