Coronavirus Resources for Foster Care Families & Youth
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
During these times of change and uncertainty, our goal is to provide helpful information to students in foster care and their fostering families. This webpage will be updated as needed with school and community resources.
Linda Fraini, Foster Care Liaison, is available to help you. Please contact Linda if you have any questions or needs.
- Laptop Project
Due to the temporary closure of GreenStar Recycling Center, the laptop project is on hold. However, GreenStar has generously committed to get refurbished laptops or desktops (in stock) to students with the highest need. Please contact the Foster Care Liaison, Linda Fraini to make your request.
- Laptop Project
Education and Foster Children and Youth
Students in foster care are some of the most educationally disadvantaged. The Foster Care and Education Program is dedicated to meet student’s unique educational needs through the collaboration with students, caregivers, schools, child welfare agencies and legal advocates.
Our program is designed to provide guidance anad education on the rights of students in foster care, to work with each student’s school to increase the level of understanding of the student’s academic and emotional needs, and to advocate for equal access of resources afforded to their peers. Strengthening partnerships with child welfare and court systems are continuous endeavors. Currently in place is an agreement with the State of Alaska for Sharing Confidential Information with Tribal memorandums in development.
1st Floor, Suite C
Main #: (907) 452-2000 x11272
Fax: (907) 452-6043
Foster Care Liaison
(907) 452-2000 x11358
Vanessa Shannon, LMSW
Director of Social Emotional Learning & Prevention
Executive Director of Student Support Services
(907) 452-2000 x11470