The purpose of this project was to implement a comprehensive readiness program for emancipated foster youth that were in need of job skills and support to assist with stability. Research indicates that instability leads to mental health concerns such as depression when multiple stressors and variables are combined. Emancipated foster youth run the risk of higher rates of depression as this population is more susceptible to negative outcomes such as joblessness, lower rates of higher education attainment, and few sources of support. This program entails the need for emancipated youth to acquire employment skills, mentoring support, and educational information in attempts to prevent higher rates of mental illness. Funding sources were researched and located to create the program based on the mission, geographic location, and monies awarded. This grant aims at supporting a readiness program as a part of the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services Transition Resource Center which provides referrals to emancipated youth.
|Commitee:||Santhiveeran, Janaki, Tan, Philip|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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