Children with Disabilities in Foster Care: The Role of the School Social Worker in the Context of Special Education

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Dr. Summer Gainey, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: The article discusses the role of the school social worker in the education of children with disabilities in foster care. It notes that most children in foster care have been traumatized by physical abuse or neglect and have often encountered unhealthy social and familial conditions. It cites studies which found low levels of knowledge and high levels of frustration regarding educational resources, procedures and regulations among child welfare workers.

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Children & Schools (Jul 2012) Vol. 34 Issue 3
Language: English
Date: 2012
Nonfiction, Social Services, School Social Work, School Social Workers, Special Education, Educational Counseling, Public Schools, Foster Care, Children with Disabilities, Children in Foster Care

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