A descriptive study of the Dekalb county department of family and children services' educational program and academic performance of youth in foster care from 2009-2010, 2011

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
A descriptive study of the Dekalb county department of family and children services' educational program and academic performance of youth in foster care from 2009-2010, 2011
Creator:
Hudson, Roshelle Darlene
Contributor to Resource:
Kossak, Susan N.
Dickerson, Joyce G.
Pillari, Vimala
Date of Original:
2011-05-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: thesis
Degree Name: Master of Social Work (MSW)
Date of Degree: 2011
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Social Work, Social Work and Public Health
This is a descriptive study of DeKaib County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) educational program and academic performance of foster children in their care. This study specifically examines the relationship between placement instability, school mobility, and interagency communication on the academic performance of these children as measured by their Grade Point Average (GPA). The results of the study suggest that there is a significant statistical relationship between school mobility and academic performance and interagency communication and academic performance based on a 0.05 level of probability between the variables. However, a statistically significant relationship between placement instability and academic performance was not found. This study and similar studies can assist DeKaib DFCS and other DFCS agencies in Georgia in developing effective programs that better target educational services for children entering foster care.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2011_hudson_roshelle_d
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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