The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 created a number of new requirements for schools to aid in supporting the unique needs of students in foster care.Primary among them is prioritizing educational stability for foster youth.This training is useful for education professionals / administrators serving in the role of Foster Care Point of Contact for the local education agency, as well as other professionals / lay people who are involved / interested in addressing the traditional academic and behavioral achievement gap that has existed between those students in foster care and their non-foster peers.
Loss never stops for our students. Through participation in this presentation, my goals are for other high school counselors to gain an understanding of the importance of offering group counseling to grieving students, to become motivated to conduct grief groups at their own schools, and to possess the information and tools needed to conduct a successful grief group.