Fostering Partnerships between Education, Community-Based Care and State Agencies. Age of Innocence. The challenges of educating the foster child.
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Age of Innocence
As a facilitator, the liaison creates a medium for communication through daily contacts with school social workers, guidance counselors, case managers, and other agency staff.
providing guidance and/or assistance in the school registration process,
arranging transportation for students,
attending agency staffings to gain access to information concerning the child’s foster care placement and/or services,
fostering relationships with school departments (School Choice, transportation department, School nurses, School Administrators and others)
Providing assistance to school and/or agency staff who have difficulty gaining access to information and/or students,
Educating staff when there is a lack of understanding/awareness with regard to policies and/or procedures governing the child welfare agencies, that affect the provision of services to students.