- Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
- 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
- Hudson, Roshelle Darlene
- Contributor to Resource:
- Kossak, Susan N.
Dickerson, Joyce G.
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- Degrees, Academic
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- 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.
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- Holding Institution:
- Clark Atlanta University