The Impact of Child Welfare System Involvement on School Stability – An Evaluation of Pittsburgh Public School Students

Child welfare out-of-home placements are stressful events, compounded by the fact they may result in a youth changing schools. Research shows mid-year school changes to be disruptive both academically and socially. This report examines child welfare imposed mobility, identifying system challenges as well as the positive factors that have led to an overall decrease in these system-imposed school moves.

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Content and analysis: Emily Kulick and Samantha Murphy
Writer: Jeffery Fraser