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ASU Nina Scholars Accepting Fall 2018 Applications

| January 10, 2018
ASU Nina Scholars Accepting Fall 2018 Applications

The Nina Scholars program at Arizona State University is now accepting applications for students admitted for the fall 2018 semester.
For ASU students who either:

• Experienced foster care
• Have a physical disability
• Have dependents in family unit

Applications are due March 1, 2018

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Time to RSVP for Sept. 12 Film Screening of ‘From Place to Place’

| August 16, 2017
Time to RSVP for Sept. 12 Film Screening of ‘From Place to Place’

Please Join Us For This Special Kick Off Event!!

Film Screening of “From Place to Place” featuring Kevin Campbell. Kevin will be in Flagstaff and Page Oct 17-19 sharing his groundbreaking information. This film will help set the foundation for this project as well as help inform the work being conducted in our County. All agencies are highly encouraged to send staff.

September 12, 2017 from noon to 2 pm at McGee Auditorium, Flagstaff Medical Center

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AZ Capitol Times: 5 States Struggle with Surging Numbers of Foster Children

| November 28, 2016
AZ Capitol Times: 5 States Struggle with Surging Numbers of Foster Children

Along with Georgia, the states with big increases are Arizona, Florida, Indiana and Minnesota…

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Academic achievement gap plaguing Arizona’s foster children

| October 19, 2016
Academic achievement gap plaguing Arizona’s foster children

Arizona students in the foster care system are consistently underperforming academically according to a 2012-13 report on Arizona’s Invisible Achievement Gap by WestEd.

This report was sponsored by FosterEd Arizona and the Arizona Community Foundation in the hopes of bringing to light the challenges foster children face academically. This previously undocumented achievement gap compares foster students’ academic outcomes to other students.

Students in foster care are a distinct subgroup of academically at-risk students who are “especially at risk for school failure, as evidenced by poor grades and high rates of absenteeism, grade retention, disciplinary referrals, and dropping out of high school,” according to the report.

The educational needs of these students sometimes are unrecognized due to the little amounts of statewide information about their education.

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Arizona Kids Count Data Shows Successes, Declines in Kids’ Conditions

| August 22, 2016
Arizona Kids Count Data Shows Successes, Declines in Kids’ Conditions

The astronomical increase in the number of kids in foster care shows a dire need for greater investment in prevention services for at-risk families.

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We Need Your Support to Urge Congress to Vote Yes for Foster Care Prevention Services

| August 1, 2016
We Need Your Support to Urge Congress to Vote Yes for Foster Care Prevention Services

A request from Children’s Action Alliance for support to urge Congress to vote YES for Foster Care Prevention Services

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Next Foster Care Orientation and Open House is July 12th

| July 11, 2016
Next Foster Care Orientation and Open House is July 12th

Join Child and Family Support Services for a foster care orientation and open house. Read more…

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Normalcy in Foster Care

| July 11, 2016
Normalcy in Foster Care

A letter from Breanna Carpenter at CAA on normalcy in foster care.

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Next Foster Care Orientation and Open House is July 12th

| June 30, 2016
Next Foster Care Orientation and Open House is July 12th

Join Child and Family Support Services for a foster care orientation and open house. Read more…

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Next Foster Care Orientation and Open House is July 12th

| June 27, 2016
Next Foster Care Orientation and Open House is July 12th

Join Child and Family Support Services for a foster care orientation and open house. Read more…

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