Toolkit for Change: A Guide for Starting an Education Advocacy Project in Your State

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Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
High
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About This Program

The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Toolkit for Change: A Guide for Starting an Education Advocacy Project in Your State has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Educational Interventions for Children and Adolescents in Child Welfare, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Community advocates interested in identifying and training skilled advocates for the educational needs of children and youth who are in out-of-home care and school (elementary to high school), including youth with special education needs who qualify to receive educational services until age 21

Brief Description

The Toolkit for Change: A Guide for Starting an Education Advocacy Project in Your State provides ideas, plans and tools for starting an Education Advocacy Project like the one developed by TeamChild in Washington State in collaboration with Casey Family Programs. The Education Advocacy Project in Washington involved developing a comprehensive education advocacy manual, a brochure, and organizing trainings with the goal of providing information about the educational rights of children. The Toolkit is designed to help other communities kick start an education advocacy project in order to build the pool of knowledgeable education advocates for children and youth involved in foster care.

Program Goals:

The goal of the Toolkit for Change: A Guide for Starting an Education Advocacy Project in Your State is:

  • Give advocates the tools they need to improve educational outcomes for children and youth in out-of-home care:
    • Understanding of and access to applicable laws
    • Familiarity with the systems involved
    • Basic negotiating skills

Contact Information

Name: Annie Lee
Title: Executive Director
Agency/Affiliation: TeamChild
Website: www.teamchild.org
Email:
Phone: (206) 322-2444
Fax: (206) 381-1742

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: July 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: July 2012