Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Support group for caregivers coping with their child diagnosed with autism: A grant proposal
by Gomez, Silvia, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 62; 1511351
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to design a program, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant proposal to secure funding for a support group program for caregivers coping with their child diagnosed with autism. The prevalence of children diagnosed with autism in the past 20 years has increased tremendously. Approximately 1 in 150 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism.

The goal of the program is to empower and educate the caregivers of children diagnosed with autism in order to increase coping skills and reduce the stress. An extensive literature review increased knowledge about the problem and provided information about evidence-based support group programs. A search for potential funding resulted in the selection of the Hearst Foundation as the best funding source for this project. The actual submission of the proposal was not a requirement of this thesis project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Counseling Psychology
Publication Number: 1511351
ISBN: 978-1-267-30865-8
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