Educators provide students in out-of-home care with a stable and appropriate school experience thereby helping them develop the cognitive, social, and vocational skills they need to thrive.   Building and district administrators, teachers, school support staff, Educational Surrogates,  and state policy makers all have a role to play.


This section contains both general resources and materials specific to individual DCF positions.



General Resources


School Administrators




A handbook for teachers.

Special Educators


An article from the Federation for Children with Special Needs Recruitment, Training and Support Center for Special Education Surrogate Parents which includes information on trauma-informed student assessments, team meetings and educational plans.

School Mental Health