Toolkit: Every Student Will Succeed

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and a new toolkit released by the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education can help jurisdictions implement the changes mandated by ESSA.


What Success Looks Like: On-Campus Resources and Support for Foster Youth

After identifying a statewide need for support services for foster youth, the Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) was created in 2006 through a collaboration between the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), the Foundation for California Community Colleges and numerous partners and stakeholders.


FosterPort, Transition-Aged Youth Web Portal

In an effort provide a one-stop-shop to understand what older youth in foster care face, a Washington D.C.-based consultancy firm teamed up with a charitable foundation to create a new web portal.


Funding Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

According to a new guide released by Futures Without Violence, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can provide states and school districts with improved ways to support a positive school climate and help address the needs of children who have been exposed to trauma.


For Advocates and Native Communities, an Online Resource for Sex Trafficking Victims

American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls fall prey to human trafficking at a disproportionate rate, according to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC).


Interactive Map Assesses Risk and Prevention Services Across Texas

The ZipRisk Project, spearheaded by the Texas Association for the Protection of Children (TexProtects), is an interactive online map that sorts the state’s zip codes by levels of risk for child maltreatment and neglect.

    SOURCE: AP/Rich Pedroncelli


    Calculating the Hidden Cost of Interrupting a Career for Child Care

    From a Center for American Progress press release, June 21, 2016:  The child care affordability crisis in the United States can be summed up in two sentences. Sixty-five percent of children younger than age 5 have all co-habiting parents in the workforce. 


    JDAI Juvenile Detention Facility Standards

    This instrument is designed to facilitate a site assessment of a juvenile detention facility and does not cover every aspect of proper juvenile facility functioning. Any omission of an area of facility functioning does not reflect a judgment about the importance of that area.


    Educating Children Without Housing, 4th Edition

    This book addresses the federal educational mandates related to homeless students under the McKinney‐Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The manual provides innovative strategies for educators and school administrators, state coordinators and policymakers, and advocates and attorneys to play a role in ensuring the education rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness.