The plight of foster youth having low graduation scores compared to their peers is a prevalent problem depicted in research for years. Statistics show foster youth as being an at risk-group for completing high school education and leading them to a lower quality of life once emancipated from the foster care system. Foster youth face incarceration, unemployment, lower wages, homelessness and substance abuse once adults, and there is a need for the strengthening of educational achievement in this at-risk population. The need for social workers’ to collaborate with school personnel is a necessary preventative measure to increase the quality of life with foster youth.
|Commitee:||Jenninngs, Lisa, Meyer-Adams, Nancy, Santhiveeran, Janaki|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Middle School education, Social work, Curriculum development|
|Keywords:||Educational achievement, Foster children, Foster youth|
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