February 3, 2006
Educational Advocacy Services for Children and Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Beginning February 1, 2006, contracted Education Advocacy (EA) Coordinators will be stationed in all Regions. Each region will have either one full-time or two part-time EA Coordinator(s). The role of the EA Coordinators is to provide advocacy interventions for eligible children and youth who have been identified as having unmet educational needs. In addition to direct advocacy, the EA Coordinators will also provide training to social workers, caregivers, and community providers on specific topics such as special education, the McKinney Vento Act, and school discipline.