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Family and Children's
Resource Program

Vol. 21, No. 1
January 2016

Schools and Transportation: A Learning Resource

Transporting children in foster care to and from school is often an issue for schools, child welfare agencies, and families. That's why the Center for Family and Community Engagement has developed Reducing the Costs: School Transportation of Foster Youth and "Child and Family Team Guide for Foster Parents.

This online, self-paced training provides a framework for child welfare and education professionals to understand and develop strategies to reduce the costs to transport youth in foster care. Strategic transportation planning outlined in this short course provides professionals flexible options to reduce transportation costs and increase well-being and academic outcomes for children. To learn more or to take the course, go to