School Psychology Forum

Introduction to the Special Issue: Children in Foster Care and International Adoption

By Anna M. Jankowska

Adoption and Foster Care, pp. 1-4

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ABSTRACT: Children in the foster care system and those experiencing international adoption face a host of risk factors that result in academic, behavioral, and emotional challenges. The purpose of this special issue is to provide school psychologists with the knowledge regarding current intervention strategies and programming to provide effective supports for this vulnerable population. This special focus includes the discussion concerning maintaining stability of school enrollment, increasing advocacy efforts for foster children and their caregivers, improving the quality of educational programs, and providing opportunities for these children’s further personal and professional development.