Course Description


The material in this course about educational advocacy is designed to help you identify and understand the academic challenges a child faces while in foster care. 

It provides an overview of the relationships you can establish within the school system and the resources you can access to help your child reach their academic goals. 

You will also find numerous learning resources that you can refer to in order to gain a more in depth knowledge of this very important topic.


You are not expected to complete the course in one sitting.  It is recommend you complete one chapter at a time, allowing at least 30 minutes per chapter.  

NOTE:  For GAL Staff and Volunteers, the Optima training topic for this 1.5 hour course is "Educational Advocacy".

This material has been exclusively designed for I am for the child Academy. 

Training Specialists

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Training Team

This course is presented by experts of this subject matter. Contact: Training@gal.fl.gov

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 9 - Section 1

    • Educational Advocacy Overview

  • 2

    Chapter 9 - Section 2

    • Advocacy in Action

    • 20 Questions to Ask

  • 3

    Chapter 9 - Section 3

    • Chapter Wrap Up

    • Educational Advocacy

Reviews

5 star rating

Educational Advocacy

Mildred Furs

Very informative and amazing that there are so many opportunities for children to get the education they deserve

Very informative and amazing that there are so many opportunities for children to get the education they deserve

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5 star rating

Educational Advocacy

Jack Ganzel

did not understand the poverty level was so low. Learning about the levels of help was interesting

did not understand the poverty level was so low. Learning about the levels of help was interesting

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