Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Preparing for an evidence-based approach to training and assessing foster (resource) families
by Sanchez-Lopez, Lizbeth, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 80; 1523206
Abstract (Summary)

Hundreds and millions of dollars have been spent on training and assessing foster parents, also known as resource parents. However, there is little if any empirical evidence that any particular approach helps child welfare agencies meet the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASF A) requirements for child safety, well-being, and permanency. The purpose of this thesis project was to write a grant proposal to support the implementation of the Child Welfare League of America's (CWLA) PRIDE Model of Practice to develop and support foster (resource) parents at a host agency in Los Angeles County. After implementation and an assessment of the implementation process (Phase 1), the agency/CWLA collaboration will be ready to conduct evidence-based research regarding outcomes (Phase II). Potential funding sources are identified. The actual funding and/or submission of this grant were not requirements for successful completion ofthis academic project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pasztor, Eileen Mayers
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1523206
ISBN: 978-1-303-20495-1
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